US Taking Action Over Syria

At the president's command, spy planes and drones are flying surveillance over Syria.
1:36 | 08/26/14

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As you know, the president saying it won't be easy or quick. Today we learned he is taking action and sending spy planes, drones, to fly surveillance over Syria at his command. What does this mean? ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz at her post tonight. How big is this? Reporter: Approving surveillance does not mean that air strikes are a certainty. What is certain tonight is that the Pentagon is preparing options for air strikes. They need to pinpoint where Isis has weapons using drones. They look for training camps and especially to track the movement of convoys and supplies back and forth from Iraq. Today there were more air strikes inside Iraq. It may sound like a mission to people if the U.S. Decides to conduct air strikes in Syria but the execution of James Foley made officials and the American public realize how great the threat is from Isis. I want to turn to another part of that region. Let's go to gaza. There's word after all these weeks of fighting that there's a cease-fire and a different kind of cease-fire? Reporter: Indeed this comes after seven weeks of conflict, more than 2,000 Palestinian deaths and the deaths of 64 Israeli soldiers and five civilians. The long-term cease-fire eases some restrictions on travel in gaza and will allow humanitarian aid but falls short of addressing long-term issues, Diane but it is welcome news all the time. Thank you, Martha. Now we go to the deadly

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