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In this image made from amateur video, a Free Syrian Army soldier Monday points toward a military tank set on fire during clashes with government troops in Aleppo. The Syrian regime acknowledged for the first time Monday that it possessed stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. (Ugarit News via Associated Press)

In this image made from amateur video, a Free Syrian Army soldier Monday points toward a military tank set on fire during clashes with government troops in Aleppo. The Syrian regime acknowledged for the first time Monday that it possessed stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. (Ugarit News via Associated Press)

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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.