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September 2, 2015 9:48 am

US Launches Secret Drone Campaign to Hunt ISIS Terrorists in Syria

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The Druze community in Syria is under threat as the conflict spreads across the country. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The CIA and JSOC are flying drones over Syria as part of a new secret campaign. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The CIA and U.S. Special Operations forces have launched a secret campaign to hunt terrorism suspects in Syria as part of a targeted killing program that is run separately from the broader U.S. military offensive against the Islamic State, U.S. officials said.

The CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) are flying drones over Syria in a collaboration responsible for several recent strikes against senior Islamic State operatives, the officials said. Among those killed was a British militant thought to be an architect of the terrorist group’s effort to use social media to incite attacks in the United States, the officials said.

Read full story at The Washington Post.

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