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Syria crisis: The US prepares its forces

2 September 2013 Last updated at 17:14 BST

As the US delays possible military strikes against Syria pending the approval of Congress next week, Rajesh Mirchandani assesses the implications for the forces in the region.

US Secretary of State John Kerry says America has evidence the chemical nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack in Damascus last month.

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