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Military buildup around Syria

Last Updated: August 30, 2013

As United Nations inspectors are concluding their investigations into the alleged use of chemicals in the Aug, 21 Damascus-area attack, the calls for a firm response from the international community have been getting stronger. Despite the stunning decision by the British Parliament against military involvement, the U.S. is preparing for the possibility of launching unilateral military action against Syria with or without international help.

Click the icons on the map below to find out about the buildup of military assets in the region, the locations of air bases that could be used for possible air strikes and to read about the political stance of surrounding nations regarding action on Syria. Use the legend menu on the left to toggle category layers and to customize the look of the base map.

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