Obama wins key backing on Syria plan
President Barack Obama has won backing from key US political figures on his plans for a military strike on Syria.
Mr Obama said a "limited" strike was needed to degrade President Bashar al-Assad's capabilities, in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.
Key Republican leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor both signalled their support for military action. Congress is expected to vote next week.
James Robbins reports.
- From the section Middle East