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Is Assad Ready to Leave Syria?

Israeli defense officials were checking, Friday, the report by the Russian ambassador to France that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is ready to leave his country. According to the Times of London, reports resurfaced that Assad had fled Damascus, after rebel forces seized crossings on the Iraqi and Turkish borders. He had been reported missing Thursday, following Wednesday's attack, which killed a number of high-ranking defense figures. Those reports proved wrong when state television broadcast pictures of Assad swearing in a new defense minister to replace one of the men killed in the bombing.

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