Obama Said to Consider 'Limited' Strike on Syria
US President Barack Obama is considering a military strike against Syria that is limited in scope, as he hopes to prevent the US from becoming entangled in Syria's bloody civil war, according to reports.
The attack would likely last no more than two days and involve either sea-launched cruise missiles or long range bombers striking military targets within the country, the Washington Post says.
The bombing would also not necessarily strike targets directly related to the country's chemical weapons arsenal.
Instead, the hope is that the abbreviated military strike would deter continued use of chemical weapons, while punishing the Assad regime for the alleged use of rockets laced with poison gas.
Meanwhile, UN chemical weapons inspectors are due to start Tuesday a second day of investigations into last week's attacks in Damascus. The UN team came under sniper fire as they tried to visit an area west of the city on Monday.
On Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said there was "undeniable" evidence of a chemical attack.
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