The United States is flying unmanned reconnaissance planes over Syria to monitor the regime’s escalating crackdown on dissent, U.S. defence officials told NBC television on Saturday.
The aircraft are being used to gather evidence on the Syrian security forces’ violence against pro-democracy protesters that can be used to “make a case for a widespread international response,” the U.S.-based broadcaster quoted the unnamed officials as saying.
The Pentagon officials stressed that the U.S. is not preparing the ground for a military intervention, but is simply collecting evidence of President Bashar Assad’s crackdown on protesters.
There was no official comment from Syria on the report.
Source: The Truth Seeker