Boots on the Ground: Barack Obama to Send Special Troops to Syria

October 30, 2015 8:48 PM

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Boots on the Ground: Barack Obama to Send Special Troops to Syria

Vienna: The United States today announced its first sustained deployment of ground troops to Syria, saying a small special forces team would assist the anti-jihadist fight, as major powers met in Vienna seeking a political solution to the war.

The deployment marks an escalation in Washington's efforts to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) group, which has tightened its grip on swathes of Syria despite more than a year of US-led air strikes.

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