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Monday, October 8, 2012

Syria And Turkey Tensions On The Rise

Free Syrian Army fighters sit on top of a military truck that was captured from the Syrian Army in the village off Khirbet al-Jouz, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. (AP/Edlib News Network)

Free Syrian Army fighters sit on top of a military truck that was captured from the Syrian Army in the village off Khirbet al-Jouz, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. (AP/Edlib News Network)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the U.S. should arm the Rebels in Syria. In today’s speech at the Virginia Military Institute, Romney said Iran is arming President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and the U.S. should be supporting the Syrians who are fighting the regime. This comes as tensions between Syria and neighboring Turkey simmer after five days of artillery exchanges between the two countries.

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