President to ask Congress for authorization to use military force on Syria

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President Obama says he will seek authorization from Congress to take military action in Syria. The Obama Administration has accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against its own people in the war-torn nation.

The President says he will appeal to members of Congress when they return from summer recess to approve military force against the Syrian regime.

“After careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets,” the President said. “This would not be an open-ended intervention. We would not put boots on the ground. Instead our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope.”

The Syrian government and opposition groups have blamed each other for the use of chemical weapons.  The United Nations collect evidence at the sites of alleged chemical weapons attacks and is now waiting for the results of lab tests.

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