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‘No right side’ in Middle East wars

SALISBURY — Documentary filmmaker Martin Smith said that while turmoil in the Middle East is nothing new, the degree of violence has increased markedly since 1979 as a result of proxy wars fought between groups tied to Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Smith was speaking at the Salisbury Forum, held at Salisbury School on Friday, Dec. 1.

Smith has a new documentary in the works, “Bitter Rivals,” which will start on the Public Broadcasting Service on Feb. 20. 

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