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Can You Find Damascus On A Map?

The U.S. might take military action in Syria following the deaths of hundreds of citizens in an apparent gas attack. Do you know where Syria's capitol is?

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A new interactive by Us Vs Th3m asks users to first identify where they live on a world map, then to identify where Damascus, Syria, is on the map.

Try it out here.

On Aug. 21, a suburb of Damascus was reportedly attacked with sarin, a nerve gas, leaving 355 Syrians dead, according to Doctors Without Borders.

The U.S. and U.K. governments are currently weighing a military response after the apparent gas attack, which they believe was carried out by the regime of President Bashar Assad.

Syria has been embroiled in a civil war since March 2011. More than 100,000 people have been killed, according to the latest United Nations estimate.

Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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