Dangerous Places

The U.S. is now routinely launching ‘danger-close’ drone strikes so risky they require Syrian militia approval

“U.S. drone pilots now routinely launch missiles at what the Pentagon calls ‘danger-close’ distances to proxy ground forces fighting Islamic State in densely populated cities. Hundreds of U.S special operations forces are deployed in Syria, and in some cases they direct airstrikes. But the ‘danger-close’ missions also require approval from Syrian militia commanders since the missile blasts may put their ground troops at risk.”

Source: The U.S. is now routinely launching ‘danger-close’ drone strikes so risky they require Syrian militia approval – LA Times

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