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Military poised, but Syria strike debate intensifies

Syrian families continue to flock to neighbouring countries, seeking refuge from civil war. Turkey tightened its border security ahead of possible U.S. strikes on Syria. The U.S. Congress is due to debate this week whether to authorize limited strikes to punish the Syrian government's suspected use of chemical weapons on civilians. One refugee from Idlib had no doubts President Bashar al-Assad's regime used such weapons. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) IDLIB RESIDENT, AISHA, SAYING: "The regime attacked us. They killed everybody including women and children. They attacked with all kinds of weapons and they tried all kinds of weapons on us." International powers are struggling to decide what action to take against the war-torn country's government. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the UK would respect parliament's decision voting down potential strikes, but emphasized the threat of allowing chemical weapons use to go unpunished. (SOUNDBIT

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