Washington, Aug 26 ANI | 3 months ago

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

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

The report said 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.

(Posted on 26-08-2014)

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