20:00
Reported

News Brief

  8/26/2014, Av 30, 5774

Obama Authorizes Islamic State Recon Flights in Syria


US President Barack Obama on Monday authorized reconnaissance flights over the war-torn nation of Syria, in an apparent prelude to a possible US airstrike on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists in the country. The authorization was confirmed by an administration official speaking to CNN, who said the flights could begin at any point.

However, the US has not asked permission to enter Syrian territory from Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has been committing war crimes in a local bloodbath now in its fourth year, which has killed nearly 200,000 people according to the UN.