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U.S. warships move within striking range of Syria

Obama weighs military options after hundreds killed in nerve gas attack on Damascus

(London Daily Mail) In light of new reports that the Syrian government used nerve gas against it’s own citizens, killing at least 213 and as many as 1,300, President Obama is considering military options to respond to an action he previously warned the Assad government was crossing a ‘red line’.

U.S. naval forces are moving closer as the president emphasized that a quick intervention in the Syrian civil war was problematic, given the international considerations that should precede a military strike.

The White House said the president would meet Saturday with his national security team to consider possible next steps by the United States.

Officials say once the facts are clear, Obama will make a decision about how to proceed.

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