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August 18, 2003
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Israeli fighter jets buzzed the palace of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Israeli television reported Friday. The flyover followed last week’s shelling of northern Israel by Hezbollah militants in Lebanon and was intended to warn Assad to reign in Hezbollah, the report said. Syrian troops occupy Lebanon and effectively control the country. Assad reportedly saw and heard the warplanes as they swooped low over his summer palace. Since then, Hezbollah’s cannons have been quiet, the Jerusalem Post reported.

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