Obama may approve expanded US air strikes into Syria – reports

President Obama reportedly is prepared to expand air strikes against the Islamic State into Syria so as to broaden the campaign against the group in Iraq, according to published reports ahead of his prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night to unveil his strategy for confronting the Islamic extremists. Syrian President Bashar Assad has warned against raids inside Syria without permission from Damascus. Military experts all agree that IS cannot be fought effectively in Iraq without striking its primary strongholds on the Syrian side of the border.

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