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A pro-Syrian regime protester (left), holding a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah with Arabic that reads "Hezbollah", cheers a convoy believed to be transporting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)
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A pro-Syrian regime protester (left), holding a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah with Arabic that reads "Hezbollah", cheers a convoy believed to be transporting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

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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.