US mulls operations that may alter west Asia equation

August 24, 2014 5:09 AM

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US mulls operations that may alter west Asia equation

WASHINGTON: Declaring that the brutal execution of American photojournalist James Foley was tantamount to a terrorist attack on the United States, the Obama administration is poised to recast and re-enter the war on terror without being "restricted by borders."

US officials are broadly indicating that this could mean expanding the theater of operation to from Iraq to Syria — involving air strikes at the minimum — even if it means having to tone down Washington's reservations about the regimes in Teheran and Damascus. Both Iran and Syria, in defense of Shia...

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