"The Middle East, as a region where the U.S. has been dominant, has always been critical of U.S. policy," he said.
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"The regime in Damascus will look at his death with much comfort," said Ayham Kamel, a Middle East analyst at the Eurasia Group in London. "One figure, hostile to Syria's interests, is out of the picture."
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