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Syrian rebels take their position behind a wall as they fire their guns during a battle with Syrian government forces in the Rastan area of Homs province in central Syria on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo)
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Syrian rebels take their position behind a wall as they fire their guns during a battle with Syrian government forces in the Rastan area of Homs province in central Syria on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo)

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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.