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Syrian protest in Tampa

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

It's video that will break your heart.

Images of Syrians, many of them children, suffering.

Some are alive while others appear to be dead.

Experts say their symptoms are consistent with damage from chemical weapons.

They are images obtained by Fox News Saturday said to be shown to members of Congress to make the case for airstrikes in Syria, the Middle Eastern country that has been embroiled in a nasty civil war since 2011.

President Obama wants airstrikes against the Syrian government because he believes President Bashar al-Assad is behind the attacks on the Syrian people.

"We are the United States of America. We cannot turn a blind eye to images like the ones we've seen out of Syria," said President Obama

But not everyone agrees with the president.

"We don't believe that our army is using this kind of chemical weapons," said Dr. Mohammad Ibrahin.

For the second week in a row Mohammad and other protesters crowded the busy intersection at Dale Mabry and Gandy in Tampa, making their case to prevent any U.S. intervention of any kind.

"It feels like we think we're entitled enough to go into another country and tell them how to run their country," said protester Lorraine Daher.

Most protesters say they believe chemical weapons are being used, but say it's the work of rebels not the Syrian government.

"I am very sure this is a terrorist using it," said Ibrahin.

Ibrihin just returned from Syria weeks ago.

He says the U.S. should let United Nations inspectors see just where the chemicals are coming from.

And if an inspection shows al-Assad is the culprit, he's still against U.S. missiles entering his home nation.

"I think by hitting with those type of missiles you're killing a lot of innocent people," said Ibrahin.

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