A Jordanian man holds the Syrian national flag during a protest by the Jordanian Communist Party and other leftist groups against any American military strike against Syria, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. The Arabic banner reads "any American aggression on Syria it is considered as an American aggression on the Jordanian people." President Barack Obama prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out. Top U.S. officials spoke with certain lawmakers for more than 90 minutes in a teleconference Thursday evening to explain why they believe Syrian President Bashar Assad's government was the culprit in the suspected chemical attack last week.
A Jordanian man holds the Syrian national flag during a protest by the Jordanian Communist Party and other leftist groups against any American military strike against Syria, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. The Arabic banner reads "any American aggression on Syria it is considered as an American aggression on the Jordanian people." President Barack Obama prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out. Top U.S. officials spoke with certain lawmakers for more than 90 minutes in a teleconference Thursday evening to explain why they believe Syrian President Bashar Assad's government was the culprit in the suspected chemical attack last week.
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published Friday, August 30th, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging toward a retaliatory strike, President Barack Obama said toiday he is weighing "limited and narrow" action against Syria as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad's government of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed at least 1,429 people — far more than previous estimates — including more than 400 children.

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