President Obama late last year authorized a secret plan to help Iraqi Security Forces in their efforts to root out Sunni militants, The Wall Street Journal reported late Friday.

Obama directed a handful of U.S. officials to set up a fusion intelligence center in Iraq’s capital of Baghdad.

To provide intelligence to Iraq, the U.S. deployed surveillance flights over the country usually once a month to find where members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria were based, former and current U.S. officials told the Journal.

The U.S. provided their Iraqi counterparts with a limited number of photographic images of ISIS’s desert encampments, the report said. The lack of full collaboration highlighted U.S. concerns that the information could be obtained by Iran.

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