U.S. to send Special Operations forces to Syria

October 30, 2015 4:13 PM

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Washington (CNN) — A senior administration official said that the U.S. would be deploying "fewer than 50" U.S. Special Operations forces to Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria. The American troops will help local Kurdish and Arab forces fighting ISIS with logistics and are planning to bolster their efforts.

The deployment of U.S. Special Operations forces is the most significant escalation of the Americans military campaign against ISIS to date.

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