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On Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, Syrians Bassem Kharfani (left) and Mahmoud Jikar sit at the door of Mr. Jikar's house, one of more than a dozen homes destroyed in a Syrian government bombardment last week that killed more than 40 people in Azaz, Syria. (AP Photo/Ben Hubbard)
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On Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, Syrians Bassem Kharfani (left) and Mahmoud Jikar sit at the door of Mr. Jikar's house, one of more than a dozen homes destroyed in a Syrian government bombardment last week that killed more than 40 people in Azaz, Syria. (AP Photo/Ben Hubbard)

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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.