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FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, Syria's Foreign Minister and head of the Syrian government delegation Walid al-Moallem gestures during a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Lebanese security officials said Friday, March 14, that Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem has been rushed to a Beirut hospital and is undergoing treatment there. The officials didn’t say when al-Moallem was brought to the American University of Beirut Medical Center. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, 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.