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Posted: April 18, 2013 at 5:16 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Just as the West financed al-Qaida in Afghanistan in its beginnings, and later paid a heavy price, today it is supporting it in Syria, Libya and other places and will pay the price later in the heart of Europe and the United States.” Syrian President Bashar Assad, accusing the U.S. and other countries of backing the international terror group responsible for the Sept.

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Front Section, Pages 5 on 04/18/2013