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US won't strike against ISIS in Syria

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June 13, 2014 21:51

US official tells Post: "At the moment, the options being considered are focused on Iraq. Of course, that could always change."

jihadist al-Qaida fighters

ISIS fighters. (photo credit:REUTERS)

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama is not considering military action in Raqqa, Syria, the self-declared capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a US official told The Jerusalem Post.

“At the moment, the options being considered are focused on Iraq,” the official said. “Of course, that could always change.”



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The terrorist militia ravaging the sovereignty of Iraq is headquartered in Syria, where the group gained strength through the strife of the civil war there.

The US is considering military strikes against ISIS in Iraq, two years after pulling troops from the country after nine years of war.

But the decision not to strike in Syria suggests the Obama administration’s priority is to protect the Iraqi government, under threat in its capital of Baghdad, more than to denigrate ISIS’s wider operational capacity.
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