Reaction to U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to delay military action against Syria pending a vote in congress is eliciting various reactions.
Members of the Free Syrian Army, who have been involved in the civil war against President Bashar al-Assad's regime for the past two years, say al-Assad will use the extra time to prepare for retaliation.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) DEPUTY COMMANDER OF EASTERN JOINT COMMAND OF THE FREE SYRIAN ARMY, DEFECTED LIEUTENANT MOHAMMAD ABUOD, SAYING:
"As days go by, more people get killed by the hands of this regime. Further delay for action gives them a chance to change the position of the weapons. According to the intelligence that we have, we know that he (Syrian President Bashar al-Assad) exploits this delay to prepare for this strike."
In a sprawling tent city erected in Iraq, some of the thousands of people who've fled the civil war in Syria see things differently.
Why does the U.S. interfere in Syria? It will become Ir