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Article updated: 8/31/2013 10:31 AM

Possible US-led attack on Syria sparks rallies

Palestinians hold signs and Syrian flags during a protest against a possible military attack by the United States on Syria, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. The U.N. experts investigating last week's alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus left Syria and crossed into neighboring Lebanon early Saturday, departing hours after President Barack Obama said he is weighing "limited and narrow" action against a Syrian regime that the administration has accused of launching the deadly attack.

Palestinians hold signs and Syrian flags during a protest against a possible military attack by the United States on Syria, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. The U.N. experts investigating last week's alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus left Syria and crossed into neighboring Lebanon early Saturday, departing hours after President Barack Obama said he is weighing "limited and narrow" action against a Syrian regime that the administration has accused of launching the deadly attack.

 

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By Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Protesters around the world are taking to the streets to express support for and against a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria.

President Barack Obama has said that any possible attack would be limited and aimed at punishing Syrian President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons. The U.S. has said Assad's regime launched a deadly chemical attack this month, killing more than 1,420 people.

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In Houston, two rallies are planned Saturday. One would express support for an attack and the other to oppose.

Protesters in Boston plan to gather to oppose an attack.

Other rallies are planned elsewhere in the United States and the world.

U.N. inspectors have left Syria after a four-day, on-site investigation in the area where the chemical attack is suspected.

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