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Latest update : 2012-07-19

We'll 'clear homeland of criminal gangs': Syrian army

Syria's army command says it "will clear the homeland of criminal gangs". Among international reaction to the attack on top Syrian officials, a senior aide to former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld argues that "for once we should call a suicide bomber - the one that took out a major fraction of Assad's cabinet - a martyr". Latest events in Syria are the focus for this Media Watch, Thursday 18th July 2012.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2018-02-19 shootings

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