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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. Abu Mohamed, an al-Shabab commander, told The Associated Press Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 that Sahal Iskudhuq, who was killed in Sunday’s U.S. missile attack, had previously been in charge of kidnappings of foreigners and ransom deals for the group but recently turned to working with its intelligence unit. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

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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.