Exclusive: As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by U.S. allies plunge




 
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December 18th, 2014  
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Topic: Exclusive: As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by U.S. allies plunge


By Phil Stewart and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war. Although President Barack Obama's administration announced the Syrian air strikes three months ago as a joint campaign by Washington and its Arab allies, nearly 97 percent of the strikes in December have been carried out by the United States alone, according to U.S. military data provided to Reuters. The data shows that U.S. ...




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