Two hundred additional servicemen will be dispatched to Syria by the Pentagon in order to drive out the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group from Raqqa city.
The US is going to dispatch 200 additional servicemen to Syria in order to assist to drive out the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group from the Syrian city of Raqqa, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said during his speech at the Manama Dialogue conference on Middle East security in Bahrain on Saturday.
According to Carter, 200 military personnel, including military advisers, explosive ordnance disposal teams and trainers for the Special Forces, would join 300 soldiers of the US Special Forces, which are already deployed in Syria.
203 more US special ops troops adds to the 300 currently authorized US special operators in Syria fight to take Raqqa from Da’esh
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) December 10, 2016
“These uniquely skilled operators will join the 300 US special operations forces already in Syria, to continue organizing, training, equipping, and otherwise enabling capable, motivated, local forces to take the fight to ISIL,” the AP news agency quoted his words.
“By combining our capabilities with those of our local partners, we’ve been squeezing ISIL by applying simultaneous pressure from all sides and across domains, through a series of deliberate actions to continue to build momentum,” Carter added.
Will remind, on Thursday, US President Barack Obama lifted a ban on supply of weapons to Syria. A little later, Moscow expressed concerns about possibility of falling weapons into the hands of terrorists.