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Obama seeks Syria strike backing

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WASHINGTON - The White House formally asked Congress Saturday for authorisation to conduct military strikes in Syria in a draft resolution framing a narrow set of operations, in a bid to ease fears of another open-ended war. 

President Barack Obama meets with senior advisers in the Oval Office to discuss a new plan for the situation in Syria. (White House photo)

The document says support from Congress, requested by President Barack Obama in a stunning development on Saturday, would "send a clear signal of American resolve."

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