Obama wins backing for Syria strike from key figures in Congress




 
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Obama wins backing for Syria strike from key figures in Congress
 
September 4th, 2013  
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Obama wins backing for Syria strike from key figures in Congress
By Jeff Mason and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Barack Obama won the backing of key figures in the U.S. Congress, including Republicans, in his call for limited U.S. strikes on Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians. Leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said they reached an agreement on a draft authorization for the use of military force in Syria, paving the way for a vote by the committee on Wednesday. ...




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