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  • Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (left) visits the offices of al-Watan TV after an Israeli army pre-dawn raid in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Feb. 29, 2012. A Palestinian broadcaster says Israeli troops raided his TV station, seizing transmission equipment, computers and documents. A computer screen on right shows an Israeli soldier during the raid. (Associated Press)

    Israeli troops raid West Bank TV stations

    Israeli troops raided two private Palestinian TV stations before dawn Wednesday, seizing transmitters and other equipment, the military said.

  • Syrian protesters carry national flags as they shout slogans against President Bashar Assad in front of the Syrian Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Syria's army has carried out days of deadly assaults to crush protesters calling for the end of Mr. Assad's rule. (AP Photo)

    Syrian forces head to the rebellious north

    Convoys of Syrian tanks and elite troops led by President Bashar Assad's brother were heading Wednesday to a restive northern area where soldiers reportedly joined an anti-government uprising, a Syrian activist said, citing witnesses.

  • Neighbors warn Syrian rebel town of elite troops, tanks

    Thousands of elite troops led by President Bashar Assad's brother converged Wednesday on a restive northern area, and neighboring villages called to warn that the convoys of tanks were approaching, a resident and a Syrian activist said.

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