U.S. special forces to go to Syria

October 30, 2015 8:48 PM

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U.S. special forces to go to Syria

The U.S. will send a contingent of “less than 50” Special Operations Forces to war-torn Syria to “assist, advise and train” moderate groups fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime and the Islamic State (IS).

Troop presence on the ground will be a first for the U.S. since the Syrian conflict began, but this does not mark a change in President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy, the White House said on Friday.

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