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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Syria’s Neighbors On Edge

In this citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, smoke rises from purported shelling in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network, SNN)

The countries bordering Syria are watching the deepening crisis there with concern. Israel, especially, is worried that Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons might fall into the hands of radical Islamists.

Syrians who live in the Golan Heights, which was seized by Israel in 1967, are also keeping a close eye on the conflict in their home country.

The BBC‘s Yolande Knell reports.


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  • Dee

    Robin, 

    Please don’t be a mouthpiece for Israeli propaganda….Israel is the root cause of all 
    this unrest and suffering in the Middle East today….Israeli leaders are such liars and  
    land thieves and as some Londoners said last week — only want war. (please bring in
    independent voices to all your broadcasts to bring their claims into proper perspective) 

    I think I will be be glad some day –along with many others when this country gets 
    shut down as a member state…It is such a symbol of human injustice today and a 
    burden that can be no longer justified in today’s human rights world….Dee

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