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Daybreak: Bombing in Damascus

Plus Philippines may withdraw Golan troops, dropping DSK charges, and more

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A general view shows the Al-Marjeh square in central Damascus on February 23, 2010.(LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

• Two suicide bombers targeted a Marjeh Square in Damascus, killing at least 14 people. [NYT]

• Riot police entered Istanbul’s Taksim Square with tear gas grenades and water cannons. [NYT]

• Sweden’s first Jewish gay wedding took place at the Great Synagogue in Stockholm. [JTA]

• Fearing escalating violence in the Golan Heights, the Philippines is considering withdrawing its 342 U.N. peacekeepers. [Times of Israel]

• A French prosecutor recommended dropping the “aggravated pimping” charges currently facing Dominique Strauss-Kahn. [Reuters]

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Daybreak: Bombing in Damascus

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