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Obama lobbies for strike on Syria

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US President Barack Obama Wednesday urged world support for punitive strikes against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, as Damascus vowed retaliation and resistance even if a third world war erupts. 

US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel confer during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill Tuesday in Washington.

Obama, fresh from efforts in Washington to secure bipartisan support for military intervention, said in Stockholm that the world had set "a red line" for Syria and it could not now remain silent in the face of the regime's alleged strike on Damascus suburbs with chemical weapons.

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