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He said that France like other western countries has supported the terrorist groups with the aim of toppling Syrian President Bashar Assad and its supports have backfired now.
Brown's attempts to make contact with Warne backfired dramatically and he said that if Warne did get in touch, he 'wouldn't believe him probably'.
BEIRUT: Police apprehended a man Friday in the neighborhood of Dora in Greater Beirut after his decision to wear women's clothing to escape arrest backfired.
It backfired, and I'll live and learn, but I would still pick the same team.
It shouldn't be a big issue but we were expected to win and it would have backfired if we hadn't managed to score.
Irvine said: "Michael took his gamble, and it's backfired a bit.
CDATA[ Another anti-Zionist attempted boycott in Canada has backfired, with Israeli products enjoying sales rates much higher than usual.
Smoke billowed from the burning vehicle after its carburettor backfired just after 11.
1 : to have a result opposite to what was planned <The joke backfired.
England's patient approach to the first Test backfired after a stunning response from India's talented attack in the final session at the Chepauk Stadium.
Firefighters were called, though it soon emerged that the train engine had backfired.
Two schoolboys invented a story about being attacked with a makeshift flamethrower to cover up a prank that backfired, police said today.