US President Barack Obama is set to discuss further US action in Syria with his senior foreign policy advisers at the National Security Council (NSC) on Friday. US officials say military options are to be mulled over, among other possibilities. One scenario to be discussed involves direct US military action in Syria, including airstrikes on Syrian military, radar and anti-aircraft bases, as well as arms depots,

Reuters reports citing high-ranking US officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. Another scenario to be considered is allowing coalition forces to provide the US-backed ‘moderate Syrian opposition’ with advanced ammunition and weaponry. This would not include shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, as Washington fears they could be used against Western airliners. FULL REPORT