Photographs of U.S. commandos with battle gear in Syria raised questions Thursday about their level of involvement in the fight against the Islamic State.
The photos by Agence France-Presse show a small group of U.S. troops in a Syrian town. They include shots of bearded troops riding in the back of a dusty pickup truck with a grenade launcher. Other pictures show them patroling a village identified as Fatisah with their weapons. Some of the troops wear patches that belong to Kurdish fighters who have been fighting the Islamic State, also known as ISIL.