U.S. begins surveillance flights over Syria

August 26, 2014 12:57 PM

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U.S. begins surveillance flights over Syria

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. surveillance flights over Syria have started with President Obama's go ahead, a step that will provide potential targets if airstrikes against Islamic State militants are approved.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that an unnamed U.S. official said the flights had begun. USA TODAY reported Monday that the flights will provide information on potential targets for strikes in Syria if Obama approves.

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