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Syria Strike: Britain votes no and US Congress still to vote

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President Barack Obama has stated that he will ask the US Congress to authorise military action against Syria in response to the chemical attack which the US has stated killed 1,429 people.

The comes after the British parliament voted against military intervention.

The UN inspectors have inspected the site but have said that no conclusions can be drawn until laboratory tests are completed.

Coverage: BBC, CNN, Reuters, news.com.au, RT

Syria Conflict: BBC

Q&A: Threatened strike on Syria: BBC

Syria ‘chemical weapons’ crisis: LIVE UPDATES: RT

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Syria Crisis: 1300 reported dead in gas attack

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Syrian opposition groups have reported as many as 1300 people died in a

chemical weapons attack carried out by the government in Ghouta, eastern Damascus. The French will act with force if proved true. The US are moving troops into position for a potential strike.

Coverage: BBC, CNN, Reuters, news.com.au, The Age, RT

Area where the alleged attack occurred:  Wikipedia

 

 

UPDATE FROM BBC:

“David Cameron and Barack Obama have threatened a “serious response” if it emerges Syria used chemical weapons last week, Downing Street has said….”

“Meanwhile, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says hospitals it supports in Syria have treated about 3,600 patients with “neurotoxic symptoms”, of whom 355 have died.” BBC Article