As part of an effort to revamp its strategy against the Islamic State (IS), the White House is planning to send a small component of special operations forces into northern Syria to coordinate with local fighters battling the group on the ground.
The change is just one of several the Obama administration plans to announce Friday, but it is sure to get the most attention, as it will be the first time that US ground troops will be officially deployed to Syria for more than just a raid or hostage rescue.
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