White House edges closer to strikes on Syria as pressure grows on Obama to act on ISIS

‘In the aftermath of James Foley’s beheading, President Barack Obama is weighing up how to increase his military campaign against ISIS as the US edges closer to strikes in Syria.

Having already conducted limited air-strikes against ISIS positions in northern Iraq to aid Kurdish fighters for humanitarian reasons, the White House is examining its legal options to launch raids across the border to hit the terror groups stronghold.

Preferably Congress would pass a resolution to provide the domestic legal justification for attacks against the Sunni Muslim group that now operates its Islamic State that ranges nearly from Baghdad to Damascus.’

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