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Confused? MEE's video guide to the Middle East minefield

Backers, allies, enemies and frenemies of the region laid out in 90 seconds
MEE's Alex MacDonald (MEE)

Relationships between countries and non-state actors in the Middle East are complicated.

States and groups that claim to be close friends and allies can actually be enemies and vice versa.

MEE's Alex MacDonald lays out the region's friends, enemies and frenemies in 90 seconds:

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