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- Defense analyst Dan Goure, Vice President with the Lexington Institute in Arlington, Virginia, says rebels in Syria “clearly” are more capable than expected and they’re receiving outside help.

- We ask former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Richard Murphy, if Syria is declared to be in a civil war, should the international community take military action?

- The Libyan government says it has retaken control of Tripoli’s international airport after militiamen from a central region stormed the runway to protest the disappearance of their leader.

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