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Monday, September 9, 2013

Edgy Nervousness In Damascus As U.S. Vote Approaches

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian, Iraqi, and Palestinian women hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration against the United States considering launching a punitive strike against the Syrian regime, in front of the UN headquarters in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (SANA via AP)

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian, Iraqi, and Palestinian women hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration against the United States considering launching a punitive strike against the Syrian regime, in front of the U.N. headquarters in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (SANA via AP)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says there’s not a shred of evidence he used chemical weapons against his own people. He made the statement in an interview with CBS.

As Congress gets ready to debate President Obama’s proposal for use of military force against the Assad regime, the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen reports from the Syrian capital, Damascus, on the mood ahead of a possible attack.

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  • Jeremy Bowen, Welsh journalist and Middle East editor for the BBC. He tweets @BowenBBC.

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