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A supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad waves the Syrian flag as he demonstrates his solidarity with the leader in Damascus, Syria, on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)
Photo by: Muzaffar Salman
A supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad waves the Syrian flag as he demonstrates his solidarity with the leader in Damascus, Syria, on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

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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.