US deploying elite force to boost fight against ISIL in Iraq and Syria

December 1, 2015 7:58 PM

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New force tasked with conducting raids, freeing hostages and capturing ISIL leaders, defense secretary says

The United States said on Tuesday it was deploying an elite new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids, free hostages, capture Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leaders, and carry out "unilateral operations" in neighboring Syria.

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