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Lawmakers seek military, humanitarian aid to Syria

Calls stop short of ground troops

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in both parties on Sunday urged President Obama to take stronger action in the Syrian civil war, with some Republicans calling for Obama to arm rebels and possibly establish a no-fly zone, and some Democrats urging the administration to step up humanitarian aid.

The lawmakers’ remarks, on the Sunday morning television talk shows that are a public policy staple in the capital, followed revelations that the Syrian leader, Bashar Assad, had likely used chemical weapons against his own people.

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