Washington, Sept. 5: A key Senate panel has voted to authorize the use of force in Syria.
President Barack Obama has cleared his first hurdle in his push for a military strike in Syria following the move.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-7 to approve a military strike on the war-torn country in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack on 21st August, Fox News reports.
The Senate now plans to return early from recess and meet on Friday to file the resolution.
According to the report, the resolution would permit Obama to order a limited military mission against Syria, meaning that the strike does not exceed 90 days and involves no American troops on the ground for combat operations.
The Democratic chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez, and the panel’s top Republican, Senator Bob Corker, crafted the resolution, the report added. (ANI)