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May 6, 2013 2:34 am

US Politicians Call for Increased Action in Syria, Say Israeli Strikes Show Weak Syrian Air Defense

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The Hill – Lawmakers from both parties on Sunday called for ramped up U.S. action in Syria after Israeli strikes appeared to easily penetrate the country’s air-defense systems.

U.S. military officials have pointed to those defenses to caution against the creation of no-fly zones similar to the NATO-enforced corridors that allowed rebel forces to gain the upper hand against Moamar Gadhafi in Libya two years ago. The alleged Israeli strikes – Israel has not confirmed its role – come amid increasing calls for a tougher U.S. response after the administration confirmed that Bashar Assad’s have used chemical weapons, crossing President Obama’s “red line.”

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