Obama to announce plans to grow U.S. Special Operations force in Syria

April 25, 2016 12:12 AM

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Obama to announce plans to grow U.S. Special Operations force in Syria

LONDON — President Obama will announce the addition of 250 Special Operations troops to the American advisory force in Syria, U.S. officials said Sunday, the administration’s latest move seeking to intensify pressure on the Islamic State.

A senior administration official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss measures that have not yet been announced, said that Obama will make his decision public on Monday, during remarks at a technology fair in Germany.

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