Governor Robert Bentley has announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama.

In a news release Sunday Bentley said, "After full consideration of this weekend's attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way."

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U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he's opposed to a resolution for the use of American military force in Syria.

The senator announced his position Tuesday after attending a Senate Republican Conference lunch with President Barack Obama.

Shelby says the president failed to articulate a compelling American interest in Syria's civil war. He also says the president failed to explain what he intends to achieve, or how he intends to achieve it.

Shelby said "I will vote against President Obama's plan because it appears that he does not really have one."

Foreign Policy: The End Of The Political Solution

Jul 19, 2012

Michael Weiss is research director of the Henry Jackson Society.

One day after three members of his inner circle were killed in an explosion, opposition fighters in Syria are continuing to put pressure on the regime of President Bashar Assad as clashes with government forces draw near to the his palace in Damascus, residents tell Reuters.