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US says it won't coordinate with Syria as it spies on Islamic state

Aug 27, 2014    

Damascus The United States has begun reconnaissance flights over Syria to track Islamic State jihadists but insisted Tuesday it has "no plans" to coordinate with Syria on targeting the militants.Numerous sources said foreign drones had been seen, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reporting that "non-Syrian spy planes" had on Monday carried out surveillance of IS positions in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.The surveillance is seen as a precursor to possible US air strikes on jihadist positions, similar to those being carried out in neighbouring Iraq.It comes a...

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