About 150 servicemen of the US and UK special operations forces have entered southern Syria in order to support a ‘rebel advance’ against ISIS along the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to the pro-Turkish SMART News agency.
US and UK military servicemen alongside with members of Jaysh Mughawyr Al-Thurah (a pro-Western militant group) have been already engaged in clashes with ISIS terrorists in the area.
Jaysh Mughawyr Al-Thurah, backed by the US and UK special operation forces, are now in about 90km west of the government-held city of Palmyra in the province of Homs. They are advancing in the northwestern direction along the Syrian-Iraqi border. The city of Deir Ezzor is another possible target of the operation.