US Senate committee votes for military action in Syria

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has backed the draft resolution authorising the use of military action in Syria by 10 votes to seven.

The US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, debating the draft resolution yesterday. Credit: Reuters

The draft resolution will still have to be approved by Congress.

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