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May 5, 2003
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Syria is closing down the offices of three anti-Israel groups in Damascus, says U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. Powell made his comments over the weekend after meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Syria as part of a tour of the Middle East. But a spokesman for Islamic Jihad, one of the groups it is believed Powell was referring to, said his group’s Damascus offices are still open.

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