United States sending special forces to Syria

October 30, 2015 3:04 PM

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United States sending special forces to Syria

The United States is sending a small number of special forces into Syria, expanding the United States' involvement in the fight against ISIS there from the air to the ground.

Less than 50 special operators will be based in Northern Syria, CBS News' Margaret Brennan reports, to work with groups like Kurdish Peshmerga forces. While this puts boots on the ground, the U.S. does not consider this a combat deployment, the administration says.

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