US Military Deploys New Marine Artillery Unit Ahead Of Offensive On ISIS-Held Raqqah

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US Military Deploys New Marine Artillery Unit Ahead Of Offensive On ISIS-Held Raqqah

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The US military is deploying a new Marine Corps artillery unit to Syria, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, Army Maj. Josh T. Jacques, according to Marine Corps Times.

The unit is arriving the war-torn country in order to support the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the ongoing operation against ISIS in the countryside of Raqqah and an expected storm of the ISIS self-proclaimed capital.

“Jacques declined to identify the unit now in Syria, but the Defense Department has previously announced that the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is in the region on a scheduled deployment with the Bataan amphibious ready group.

On April 23, the 24th MEU posted a picture on its Facebook page showing Marines assigned to Fox Battery, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines firing M777 A2 howitzers at an artillery range outside Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

The artillery unit recently replaced about 400 Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which provided artillery support to Kurdish and Syrian Arab forces expected to launch an offensive against Raqqa, officials said.
Those Marines are expected to return to Camp Pendleton, California, this week after a seven-month deployment, said 11th MEU spokesman Maj. Craig Thomas. The bulk of the MEU arrived at Pendleton between May 11 and 13,” Marine Corps Times’ article reads.

As forecasted earlier, the US has been pushed to increase its ground operations in northern Syria and arms supplies to the Kurdish-dominated SDF in order to implement its plan aimed at isolating the ISIS-held city of Raqqah.

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  • dutchnational

    Boom !

  • JP Moreau

    pour comprendre ce que font les américains il faut se reporter au programme initial de la guerre en Irak. Les américains veulent partager de l’Irak et la Syrie en trois ou quatre Etats dont ils auront nommé les gouvernements. ISIS est le moyen de détruire la Syrie pour leur assurer ce contrôle. Ils sont les “libérateurs” d’un ennemi qu’ils ont créé. L’alliance avec les Kurdes est opportuniste. Il était facile pour eux de faire miroiter aux Kurdes une “autonomie” qu’ils n’auront jamais. Or les Kurdes ne sont rien dans le dispositif américain car demain les américains retrouveront leurs alliés turcs autrement plus importants que les Kurdes !

  • Bob

    A US Marine artillery unit deep inside Syrian territory, without a Syrian state request or permission – what do you call that in the old pre ‘war on ISIS’ international relations parlance?
    A US military invasion of sovereign Syrian state.

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