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Article posted: 4/30/2013 8:46 PM

Obama hints at potential military action in Syria

Obama says he may consider possibility

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ASSOCIATED PRESS/SANA Syrian security officers gather in front of a burned car, at the scene where a powerful explosion occurred in Damascus Tuesday. The explosion caused scores of casualties, a day after the country's prime minister narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in the heart of the heavily protected capital.

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President Barack Obama signaled Tuesday he would consider U.S. military action against Syria if "hard, effective evidence" is found to bolster intelligence that chemical weapons have been used in the 2-year-old civil war. Among the potential options being readied for him: weapons and ammunition for the Syrian rebels.
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