October 30, 2015

Obama Sends Special Operations Forces to Help Fight ISIS in Syria

WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Friday that he had ordered several dozen Special Operations troops into Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria to assist local fighters battling the Islamic State, authorizing the first open-ended mission by American ground forces into the country.

While the deployment was small in scale, it was large in import for a president who until now had refused to send American ground troops... Read more.

NY Times

Related,
Obama to send small Special Operations force to Syria (video) - Washington Post
'To advise and assist': US to deploy special forces in Syria to fight against ISIS (video) - RT

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