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Syrian protesters carry national flags as they shout slogans against President Bashar Assad in front of the Syrian Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Syria's army has carried out days of deadly assaults to crush protesters calling for the end of Mr. Assad's rule. (AP Photo)
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Syrian protesters carry national flags as they shout slogans against President Bashar Assad in front of the Syrian Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Syria's army has carried out days of deadly assaults to crush protesters calling for the end of Mr. Assad's rule. (AP Photo)

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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.