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Pentagon sends hundreds more U.S. special operations forces into Syria | Washington Times

Pentagon sends hundreds more U.S. special operations forces into Syria | Washington Times

The Defense Department has ordered roughly 200 additional U.S. special operations troops into Syria to support the ongoing campaign to retake Islamic State’s so-called capital of Raqqa, driving the number of American forces in the the country to 500.

Nearly 300 American special operations advisers are already in the country, training and advising members of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the umbrella coalition of Arab and Kurdish militia groups in the country picked by Washington to spearhead the assault on Raqqa.

Source: Pentagon sends hundreds more U.S. special operations forces into Syria – Washington Times