U.S. resolution on Syria strike passes first hurdle in Senate

September 5, 2013 7:54 AM

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U.S. resolution on Syria strike passes first hurdle in Senate

No pause for debate as war rages in Syria

WASHINGTON/AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's effort to win legislative backing for military strikes against Syria passed its first hurdle on Wednesday when a Senate committee voted in favor, but the narrow margin of victory showed the depth of U.S. caution.

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