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Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria

President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there, but a mounting concern for the White House is how to target the Sunni extremists without helping President Bashar al-Assad.

Defense officials said Monday evening that the Pentagon was sending in manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria, using a combination of aircraft, including drones and possibly U2 spy planes. Mr. Obama approved the flights over the weekend, a senior administration official said.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/world/middleeast/obama-syria-ISIS.html?_r=0

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