Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Western powers 'ready to go' for military strike against Syria

The objective: Punish and deter Assad and degrade Syria's weapons • Strike could come as early as Thursday • Syrian Army's elite 4th Division, commanded by Assad's brother, evacuates its Damascus base • Russia evacuates its citizens from Tartus.

A U.S. warplane lands on the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf
Photo credit: AFP

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