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US intelligence data may support airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

Aug 27, 2014    

Washington The intelligence gathered by US military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), but current and former US officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army."Further complicating the plans, any military action against ISIL in Syria would also have the effect of putting the US on the same side as Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose ouster the Obama administration has sought for years.The ISIL is headquartered in the Syrian city of Raqq...

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