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Pentagon struggling with intelligence gaps in Iraq, Syria airstrikes

Oct 01, 2014    

Washington The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former US officials.The US military says its airstrikes have been discriminating and effective in disrupting an alQaida cell called the Khorasan Group and in halting the momentum of Islamic State militants. But independent analysts say the Islamic State group remains on the offensive in areas of Iraq and Syria, where it sti...

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