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September 3rd, 2013
07:11 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama administration presses for support on Syria strikes

(CNN) – The Obama administration will spend this week trying to persuade lawmakers at home and allies abroad that an attack on Syria is the appropriate response to the alleged use of poison gas by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

The White House's push comes after al-Assad once again raised the specter of an all-out regional war if the United States strikes.

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