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        7/3/2012, Tammuz 13, 5772

      Assad Wishes Downed Jet Were Israeli


      Syrian President Bashar Assad is sorry that his forces downed a Turkish plane but added, "I might have been happy if this had been an Israeli plane.” His comment was made in an interview with the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet Tuesday. After two weeks of silence, Assad said that the June 22 incident was a result of a mistake.