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A Fort Wayne doctor of Syrian descent says the U.S. has a moral obligation to take action against the regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad.

Dr. Ammar Ghanem says it‘s clearly evident that Assad has been using chemical weapons against his own people and now the U.S. should take some sort of military action to stop him.

Ghanem says he cannot say what the Obama administration should do exactly, but he adds that the most civilized nation in the world shouldn‘t sit back and watch inhumanity in action.

Ghanem says he still has lot of family members in Syria and remains concerned about their welfare.

Ghanem says after years of watching the regime in action and the continued acts of inhumanity, the world needs to punish dictators who abuse their people no matter where they are.