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Assad ally Russia summons Israeli diplomat over Syria strike

March 20, 2017 7:48 AM
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MOSCOW — Russia’s foreign ministry says the Israeli ambassador to Moscow was summoned to explain an exchange of fire last week between Israeli jets and Syrian government forces.

Russia is a top ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and has provided key military and political backing to his forces, allowing him to turn the tide of the conflict.

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