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US making case for action in Syria
Lawmakers want more proof of chemical weapons use before launching military strike
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An Israeli soldier adjusts his helmet Thursday at a staging area in the Golan Heights, near the border between the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and Syria. - photo by Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama faced deep resistance Thursday to plans for a possible military strike against Syria, with U.S. lawmakers demanding more proof that Bashar Assad's government perpetrated a deadly chemical weapons attack and Britain's Parliament rejecting military action in a stunning late night vote. Even so, the U.S. could launch action within days. Unless British Prime Minister David Cameron defies Parliament, Obama faces the prospect of proceeding without a major ally that was expected to come on board.
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