Dem senator suggests bombing Syrian Air Force

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According to Casey, the United States should:

• Better coordinate international support, including weighing on Iraq to stop allowing Iran to fly military supplies to the Assad regime through its air space;

• Consider training and intelligence sharing with “heavily vetted” opposition groups;

• Consider measures that would “hamper” the Syrian Air Force's ability to attack civilians; and 

• Give monetary support for local opposition leaders.

“Time is growing increasingly short for [the] moderate elements among the political and armed opposition,” he said. “The space to positively influence the environment is narrowing and may be closing. The establishment of the new opposition group, combined with better understanding of armed population, provides a renewed opportunity for a more assertive U.S. policy.”