- 08.28.13 02:57 PM EDT
As the week's stream of rumors and speculation about a possible US strike on Syria continues, a new report from Reuters says that President Assad has ordered the evacuation of military facilities. Russian President Putin, one of Syria's few remaining allies, has also ordered Russians to return home.
Obama is said to be considering a limited military strike against President Bashar Al Assad, in response to Syria’s chemical weapons use. Current reports say the strike would be short, with the US hoping to avoid longer involvement in that country’s protracted and bloody civil war.