Global Politics

Some Syrians Fear an Escalation of Civil War if US Military Strikes



A supporter of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad holds pictures of him (L) and his father, the late president Hafez al-Assad, during a protest against possible U.S. strikes, at Youssef al-Azma square in Damascus September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX13E47

Syrians are bracing for US military action in response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons.

Player utilities

The vote Tuesday in Congress authorizing President Obama to use military force, has residents of Damascus concerned about a possible escalation of the civil war.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks the the BBC's Jeremy Bowen in Damascus.