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US special forces are helping Turkey clear out ISIS strongholds in Syria | VICE News

US special forces are helping Turkey clear out ISIS strongholds in Syria | VICE News

American special forces will be heading to northern Syria to help clear Islamic State-held towns, alongside Turkish forces, the Department of Defense announced on Friday. But a confrontation in a strategic border town highlights the myriad of problems that could be awaiting the Americans when they arrive.

The announcement of the expanded mission, which will see 40 special forces embedded within the Turkish military near the border, came on Friday, just hours after video surfaced from the rural town of al-Rai which, supposedly showing rebel groups chanting anti-American slogans as US troops leave town.

Source: US special forces are helping Turkey clear out ISIS strongholds in Syria | VICE News