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US to track jihadists in Syria with spy planes

By Agence France-Presse in Damascus ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-27 06:59:57

The United States is poised to send spy planes into Syria to track Islamic State jihadists, whose advances have sparked international concern and US airstrikes in neighboring Iraq.

A US official confirmed the plans after Syria said on Monday it was willing to work with the international community, including Washington, to tackle extremist fighters.

But US officials said they did not plan to ask Damascus for permission despite Syrian insistence that any military action on its soil must be coordinated in advance.

US to track jihadists in Syria with spy planes

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