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Syria, Israel Trade Rhetorical Blows

Syria asserts its own right to self defense if Israel tries more airstrikes -- such as the Oct. 5 bombing raid on a base outside Damascus that Israel says was used to train Palestinians for terrorist attacks. Israel responds by saying states that harbor terrorists are legitimate targets. Hear NPR's Peter Kenyon.

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Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.