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The Takeaway: February 12, 2020

Highlights: The enemy of my enemy: Kurds weigh further alignment with Assad against Turkey; Israel may have had enough restraint toward Hamas; Will Ethiopia sign on the US-brokered deal on Nile dam?; and more!
A child gazes at a Turkish 155mm self-propelled artillery gun in the town of Binnish in Syrias northwestern province of Idlib, near the Syria-Turkey border on February 12, 2020. - Tensions escalated yesterday between Syria's regime and rebel-backer Turkey as a Syrian military helicopter was shot down and Ankara warned of a "heavy price" for any attacks on its forces. (Photo by Omar HAJ KADOUR / AFP) (Photo by OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP via Getty Images)

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