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Pentagon Denies US Special Forces on ‘Front Lines’ in Syria | Military.com

Pentagon Denies US Special Forces on ‘Front Lines’ in Syria | Military.com

The Pentagon pushed back Thursday against Agence France Presse photos appearing to show U.S. Special Forces troops at or near the front lines in Syria with mostly-Kurdish forces moving towards the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa.

“They are not at the front line,” but “they have to be in a position to be able to provide the kind of advice needed” to the rebel troops, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said at a contentious news conference.

Source: Pentagon Denies US Special Forces on ‘Front Lines’ in Syria | Military.com