U.S. troops begin ops with Turkish forces fighting ISIS in Syria

September 16, 2016 6:35 PM

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U.S. special operations troops are taking on a new mission in Syria, working alongside Turkish troops who are fighting Islamic State militants in the Turkish border region, a defense official said.

“U.S. special operations forces have been approved to accompany Turkish and vetted Syrian opposition forces as they continue to clear territory from ISIL,” Marine Corps Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, said Friday. He was referring to the Islamic State group, which is also known a...

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