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Scud missiles moved in Syria to avoid strike

While the United States still has apparently not decided if it will strike Syria, the Syrian army appears to be preparing to protect its military assets against such an attack.
Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Aug. 30, 2013 at 10:29 AM   |   Comments

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Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The Syrian army is moving around some of its military assents in preparation for a potential western strike, even as the U.S. struggles to gather support such a strike.

Media reports suggest several dozen Scud missiles and launch ramps were moved from a military base near Damascus, designed to protect the weapons systems from strike.

The move complicates even further the tough decision facing President Barack Obama, who is weighing whether to go forward with an attack on Syria after reports appeared to prove Bashar al-Assad's government used chemical weapons on its own people, despite opposition from allies and within Congress.

Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to make a statement Friday afternoon.

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