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The Associated Press | August 29, 2013 03:11 AM EST | AP

"I ran out to see what was going on and saw people in various stages of suffocation and convulsions. I tried to help, but then my legs buckled and I fell to the ground." – Ammar, a resident who said he miraculously survived the barrage on Moadamiyeh, Syria where 80 people were killed. He declined to give his full name because he was afraid for his life.


"We have concluded that the Syrian government in fact carried these out," President Barack Obama said during an interview with "NewsHour" on PBS. "And if that's so, then there need to be international consequences."


"We rightly and best remember Dr. King's soaring oratory that day, how he gave mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions; how he offered a salvation path for oppressed and oppressors alike. His words belong to the ages, possessing a power and prophecy unmatched in our time." – President Obama during his speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of March on Washington.