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Barack Obama approves drone surveillance over ISIS in Syria

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 12:00pm IST | Place: WashingtonAmerica | Agency: ANI

United States President Barack Obama has reportedly authorized the use of drones for surveillance in Syria despite President Bashar al-Assad demanding that the US seek permission before launching any air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants within its territory.

A senior US official confirmed the same and stated the decision is the first intrusive action by the nation in Syria since the civil war began, reported Fox News.

The report stated that the question of whether Washington should authorize air strikes in Syria had assumed significance in recent days in the aftermath of the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS. 


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