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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.

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UN team 'head towards Lebanon' after concluding work

The team of UN chemical weapons inspectors left their Damascus hotel early this morning, a witness told Reuters, and appeared to be leaving the country.

The witness saw the team's convoy of vehicles head onto a highway that leads to neighbouring Lebanon.

U.N. chemical weapons inspectors appearing to leave Damascus Credit: Reuters

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