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.

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Damascus is worried over US military action

International Editor Bill Neely in Damascus says the Syrian capital is "relatively calm" but people are worried and take no comfort from President Obama's reassurance that any military strikes will be "limited and narrow".

He explains the Syrian army's campaign against rebels is also continuing with regular shelling:

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