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United States Considers Action In Syria

Story By: Larry Stine

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  Original Published: 8/27/2014

Even as militants in Syria release and American citizen, the unrest in the region continues to be a concern for the U.S. government. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria, as officials consider expanding action against ISIS militants. The release of a captured American journalist came as a welcome surprise for his mother. She told "ABC World News Tonight" she asked intermediaries a "proof-of-life" question: What did her son write about in his doctoral dissertation? "And, it came back, 'The Western Museum,' and I thought, yes!' That's right, and nobody would know that," said Nancy Curtis, mother of freed journalist Peter Theo Curtis. When Peter Theo Curtis disappeared in late 2012, he was working as a freelance journalist amid the unrest in Syria. The Obama Administration stood strongly opposed to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, asking Congress last year to approve airstrikes against his forces. "We would have preferred Assad go two years ago, a year ago, six months ago, two months ago," says President Obama. Now, Assad's regime says it is ready to accept support from the United States, as ISIS fighters take control of a Syrian air base. So far, President Barack Obama has only authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria, but U.S. officials are considering acting against ISIS targets in Syria, despite the regime's warnings against such strikes without permission. "There's no plans to have in-depth discussions with the Assad regime what we may or may not do inside Syria," says Rear Admiral John Kirby of the Pentagon Press. Analysts warn attacking ISIS targets in Syria could have unintended consequences, potentially strengthening the position of Assad's regime.

   
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