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Turkish diplomat calls for more US special operations forces in anti-Islamic State fight | Stripes
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Turkish diplomat calls for more US special operations forces in anti-Islamic State fight | Stripes

Ankara has asked for more U.S. special operations forces to be inserted in Syria to help in the fight against the Islamic State group, Turkey’s top diplomat said Sunday.

“We proposed the United States put special operations forces on the ground to support local forces,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Munich.

The Pentagon also is considering a recommendation that conventional ground forces be sent to Syria as part of a package of options to be presented this month to President Donald Trump to accelerate operations against the Islamic State group.

Source: Turkish diplomat calls for more US special operations forces in anti-Islamic State fight – News – Stripes