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Soldiers move down a street in Daraa, Syria, in this video scene shown on the Internet. Amateur video emerged Monday from Syria that purported to show ongoing violence in the country. Scenes could not be independently verified as showing the Syrian government brutalizing its people. (Associated Press)

Soldiers move down a street in Daraa, Syria, in this video scene shown on the Internet. Amateur video emerged Monday from Syria that purported to show ongoing violence in the country. Scenes could not be independently verified as showing the Syrian government brutalizing its people. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.