MILWAKEE - Congress is reviewing a request from President Obama for a resolution allowing a military strike against Syria.
The Senate is expected to vote next week on the measure approving an effort that would last no more than 90 days. The president's administration claims Syria used chemical weapons to kill more than 1,400 civilians.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10 to 7 on Wednesday to back the use of force.
A local protest is planned in milwaukee for Thursday afternoon against intervention in Syria. Peace Action Wisconsin will meet at 4:30 p.m. and rally on the Capitol Bridge.
Pope Francis wants Catholics and non-Catholics to participate in a day of fasting and prayer for the people of Syria.
The pope plans the world-wide fast on Saturday.