U.S. air strikes on Syria would face formidable obstacles




 
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August 28th, 2014  
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Topic: U.S. air strikes on Syria would face formidable obstacles


By Matt Spetalnick and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American forces face formidable challenges as President Barack Obama considers an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria, including intelligence gaps on potential targets, concerns about Syriaís air defenses and fears that the militants may have anti-aircraft weapons, current and former U.S. The Pentagon began preparing options for an assault on Islamic State fighters after the militants last week posted a gruesome video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley. Deliberations by Obamaís national security team on expanding the campaign against Islamic State from Iraq into neighboring Syria gathered pace in recent days, officials say.




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