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FILE - In this March 30, 2012 file photo, a Hamas security officer tries to prevent protesters from reaching Erez crossing during a march heading towards the border with Israel in the northern Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa, File)
Photo by: Hatem Moussa
FILE - In this March 30, 2012 file photo, a Hamas security officer tries to prevent protesters from reaching Erez crossing during a march heading towards the border with Israel in the northern Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa, File)

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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.