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In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, photo, Syrian students gather in the playground of Hassan Shuaib School in Damascus, Syria. Facing extraordinary challenges, millions of Syrian children in government-controlled areas returned to school this week to the backdrop of a raging civil war and an international debate over Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile. (AP Photo)

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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.