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Syria / Civil War #1051950

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Breaking news on Britain’s announcement that it will not join the US in a military strike against Syria as retaliation for a poison gas attack against the rebels reported.

(London: Mark Phillips) Parliament’s rejection of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s support for military action examined; details given about the view of many Britons that they were lied to about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. [CAMERON – says the regime will conclude that it can use chemical weapons again and again on a larger scale and with impunity.] [Britain's opposition leader Ed MILIBAND††- says evidence should precede decision.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(White House: Major Garrett) The White House reaction featured; details given about what needs to happen for President Obama to act unilaterally.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The revolt in Syria against President Bashir al-Assad that began 2 years ago reviewed.

(Damascus: Elizabeth Palmer) The U.N. inspections and the response in Syria to the US threat featured; scenes shown of U.N. inspectors wearing gas masks & protective suits in the Zamalka neighborhood of Damascus; details given about Assad’s reaction; letter sent by Syrian politicians to British Parliamentarians quoted. The current situation in Damascus as it prepares for an American strike discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Phillips, Mark;
Garrett, Major;
Palmer, Elizabeth

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