Senate committee approves military strike against Syria

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 17:36 EDT
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A rebel fighter points his weapon at regime forces in an industrial area of Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor, on Sept. 2, 2013. [AFP]
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President Barack Obama’s plan to conduct punishing military strikes on Syria passed its first congressional hurdle Wednesday, paving the way for full Senate debate on the use of force.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed an amended resolution 10-7, with one senator voting present, that authorizes US military intervention with a 90-day deadline and bars US boots on the ground for combat purposes.

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