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Syrians troubled over U.S. strike fallout

TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~*NONE**~ Damascus, Syria. While daily life appears to continues apace in government-held areas, an air of anticipation is hanging over this war-torn city. People here are bracing for a possible air strike by the United States - an intervention most here are dead set against. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) DAMASCUS RESIDENT, NIUHA, SAYING: "The conditions that we are living in are tough enough. We do not need America to come and hit us." (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) DAMASCUS RESIDENT, SAKER DOUBA, SAYING: "I call the world from the West to the far East to view this act as an aggression." U.S. President Barack Obama has called for limited strikes on Syria - punishment, he says, for the use of chemical weapons by President Bashar al-Assad against civilians. The American congress is due to debate Obama's proposal next week. Meanwhile, some Syrian refugees fleeing into neighbouring Turkey have mixed feelings about a U.S.-led

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