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Syria's political situation forcing businesses to leave

7 September 2013 Last updated at 01:18 BST

As Washington prepares to vote on military intervention in Syria, some Syrian businessmen and women have fled the country to set up companies elsewhere in the region.

Mohanad Ghashim, Chief Executive of ShopGo based in Amman, Jordan and Ola Al Hakim, Co-Founder of Pure Holidays Travel Agency based in Beirut, Lebanon tell the BBC how their businesses have been affected and what they now hope for the future.