Obama to send special forces to Syria

October 30, 2015 6:02 PM

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Washington: President Barack Obama has authorized the first sustained deployment of special forces to Syria, the White House said Friday, relenting on a long-standing refusal to put US boots on the ground.

Obama okayed a deployment of "fewer than 50" special operations forces in the north of the war-ravaged nation in a bid to strengthen forces fighting the Daesh group, spokesman Josh Earnest said.

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