Israel strikes deep in Syria, said to hit military facility

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck a military position near the Mediterranean coast in western Syria Thursday, killing two soldiers, the Syrian army said, in a stronghold of President Bashar Assad that is also heavily protected by the Russians and Iranians.

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Spicer: U.S. must face ‘political reality’ of Assad in Syria

WASHINGTON — Under heavy fire for dropping U.S. demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s ouster from power, the White House declared Friday that it’s time to face “political reality� in Syria.

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