NBC News foreign correspondent Richard Engel said the opposition Free Syrian Army has called Obama's decision to seek Congression approval is "backpedalling."
Very negative reaction from free syrian army. Saying obama delay will hurt them, calls it backpedaling. #syria
Syrian government officials were watching President Obama's White House speech. I didn't see them smile but there's no doubt they did.
Footage has emerged which appears to show an horrific incident incendiary weapons in northern Syria near a school.
After last week's clouds of poison gases in the suburbs, people in Damascus are bracing themselves for the expected missile retaliation.