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Syria / Civil War / Chemical Weapons #1064564

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
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(Washington: Lester Holt) The positions of President Obama & Speaker of the House John Boehner on military action against Syria over its use of chemical weapons noted.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The debate over a US strike in Syria featured; details given about actions taken by British Prime Minister David Cameron; scenes shown of dead Syrians. [On PBS, OBAMA – says he has not made a decision.] [Britain’s Foreign Secretary William HAGUE†- says we have to confront something that is a crime against humanity.] [Syrian U.N. Ambassador Bashar JA’AFARI†- accuses rebels of using chemical agents against Syrian soldiers.] [NBC military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- says a limited military strike won’t stop chemical attacks.]

(Washington: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Antakya, Turkey: Richard Engel) The situation on the ground in Syria and concerns about the impact of a US strike on stability in the Middle East reviewed; scenes shown of U.N. inspectors investigating the chemical attack; map shown of Syria’s allies; details given about Israel’s defense preparations; photos shown of an unidentified dead baby. [U.N. envoy Lakhdar BRAHIMI††- says some kind of substance was used that killed a lot of people.] [From Damascus, "Wall Street Journal" correspondent Sam DAGHER††- says on the surface everything is normal.]

Holt, Lester;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Engel, Richard

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