Refugees call for the world to act now on Syrian crisis

Syrian refugees who fled their homes in Damascus shortly before the chemical weapons attack told ITV News that the world must act now to prevent further atrocities.

Sapha, who is just one of 140,000 Syrian refugees at the Zaatari camp in Jordan, was forced to flee the war-torn country without three of her children.

She told our Correspondent Martin Geissler: "It's awful. My body is here but my heart is at home. I don't know where my children are. I don't know what's happened to them. It's tearing out my heart."

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Syria ready for US 'aggression'

President Bashar al-Assad has said Syria is capable of confronting any "external aggression", Reuters reports, citing state television. The United States are seeking approval from Congress to take military action.