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Hamas leaders head to Damascus amid rapprochement

A large Palestinian delegation, including Hamas leaders, is expected to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus in late October, seeking to mend ties after a decade-long rupture.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian Hamas movement is expected to visit Damascus soon, after announcing the resumption of ties with the Syrian government following a decade-long hiatus. 

The Syrian newspaper Al-Watan, which is close to the Syrian government, reported Oct. 10 that a delegation that includes members of the Palestinian factions, including Hamas, will head to the Syrian capital in the coming days. 

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