U.S. weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: officials

September 29, 2016 6:27 AM

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U.S. weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: officials

WASHINGTON Obama administration officials have begun considering tougher responses to the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on Aleppo, including military options, as rising tensions with Moscow diminish hopes for diplomatic solutions from the Middle East to Ukraine and cyberspace, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

The new discussions were being held at "staff level," and have yet to produce any recommendations to President Barack Obama, who has resisted ordering military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's multisided civil war.

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