View photo In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference, giving the first public comments by a senior Assad official on the threat posed by the Islamic State group, in Damascus, Syria on Monday, August 25, 2014. Al-Moallem warned the U.S. not to conduct airstrikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression. Al-Moallem also said that Syria is ready to work with regional states and the international community amid the onslaught of Islamic militants there and in Iraq, adding that the Syrian government is a crucial partner in the war on terror. (AP Photo/SANA) WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama click here! has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, two U.S.
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journalist they had been holding hostage. The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man was another major source of concern for Obama and his advisers. Criticized for being away from Washington under the circumstances, Obama broke from his vacation to deliver statements on Iraq, Missouri and journalist James Foley on four occasions, including one delivered during two days he spent at the White House in the middle of the getaway. The unusual mid-vacation return to Washington had been scheduled before those issues came to dominate the news. Still, in the midst of daily briefings, telephone conversations with world leaders and other responsibilities, Obama squeezed in nine rounds of golf on an island he has turned into his summer presidential retreat while shrugging off the criticism about how he was spending the time. Obama was briefed Sunday on the release of another American who was being held hostage in Syria by an al-Qaida linked group, as well as an earthquake in California.
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The United States has already been gathering intelligence on the locations of ISIS leadership and troops in Syria, two U.S. officials told CNN on Friday. Obama authorizes reconnaissance flights U.S. considers containing ISIS in Syria U.S. prepared to strike ISIS in Syria ISIS seizes key Syrian air base U.S. reconnaissance assets are likely to be looking for a variety of sites including “equipment parks, training centers, encampments, the sorts of facilities and buildings where ISIS perhaps has its governing facilities,” said retired Col.
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He is back from vacation today. Now what? From governments and peoples across the Middle East, there has to be a common effort to extract this cancer so that it does not spread, Obama said last week, passing the buck. …And we will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and civility. Confront it how? With what?