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Terrorist attack fuels worries of possible Syria strike
WASHINGTON -- Memories of the aftermath of the September 11th attacks are fueling worries over a possible US strike in Syria.
In that situation diplomacy is now taking center stage.
Syria has agreed to a Russian plan to give up its chemical weapons to avoid a possible strike.
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, US, France, Russia and China - are meeting today to talk about the next steps.
Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Europe this week to meet with his Russian counterpart to do the same
It obviously will take some time. There are technical aspects involved in developing a plan for securing Syria's chemical weapons and verifying their
location and putting them under international control.
A US military strike on Syria seems less likely now.
But the president insists a military strike must still be an option.