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Syria's Assad warns Israel on air strikes

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has warned Israel that it will respond in kind to any future air strikes.

In an interview with a Lebanese TV channel, he said there was "popular pressure" to open a military front against Israel in the Golan Heights.

He also suggested Syria may have received the first shipment of an advanced Russian air defence system.

His comments came as a doctor in the embattled Syrian city of Qusair told the BBC that more than 600 injured people are trapped in rebel areas with no access to medical help.

Susana Mendonca reports.

  • 31 May 2013
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