US Sends 200 More Special Ops Soldiers to Syria – Pentagon

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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.

US Sends 200 More Special Ops Soldiers to Syria – Pentagon

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (Photo: indianexpress.com)

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.

“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.

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  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    The last tranche are trapped in East Aleppo or worse, helping their terrorist pals. Be glad to see the last of As_ Carter.

  • John Whitehot

    they were sure that they would make a powerful army made up of Kurds and Arabs, seems to me that the “Arab” part is clearly lacking numbers..

  • howisitso

    Why don’t you escort them in – you chicken livered bureaucrat Carter…happy to keep training and pumping arms into the terrorists hands in the guise of fighting ISIS – but too scared to actually go to Aleppo and see whats really going on there. You are a COWARD and a FOOL. Be glad to see the back end of you.

  • Bob

    They really, really want that north east Syrian territory.

  • Terence Silvestre Jr.

    Pure American-style farce.
    Just as it is happening right now in Mosul, a lot of American help for the Iraqis and then bombard them by accident, killing hundreds of them until get them back when they are too close to achieving some decisive gain over Isis, the American sponsored creation’s by excellence.
    There is nothing worse for an Arab country than to trust the words of an American.
    Because in the end they only care about their own oil interests and nothing else.

  • PZIVJ1943

    Only now sending in more forces to train and support! Seems AL Raqqa will have to wait a very very long time. The SDF is not up to the task for now, and the Kurds are not crazy about the idea. But they do love the western support. Maybe the Kurds want to draw the operation out to 2018? Maybe by then the SAA will be on the southern outskirts. Does this upset Mr Carter?

  • Gambeir Bay

    Hi Southfronters, it’s me the American Pig once again. Sorry for the late response to this but maybe you all can help. The war is now on for control over the American Peoples Minds, well those whom have minds that is, and what we need is for people to flag fake news from the mainstream on social media.

    This act is a perfect example. It was retweeted on Twitter by Zerohedge.
    zerohedge ‏@zerohedge 5h5 hours ago
    fake news
    zerohedge Retweeted The White House
    The White House @WhiteHouse
    President Obama: “I will not put American boots on the ground in #Syria. I will not pursue an open-ended action like Iraq or Afghanistan.”

    Here’s an article on how to use social media and our own websites like this great one here, which by the way I’ve samelessly shilled my ass for on significant news sites. I see a couple have now woken up to Soutfront. I’m claiming victory on this one (smile).
    http://sgtreport.com/2016/12/time-to-fight-back-heres-how-to-flag-msm-content-as-fake-news-on-social-media/

    See, either Obama is a liar and will be forced to retract what the Un-elected Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has proclaimed, or he will be exposed as the tool that he is for the criminal defense industry whose point man, Ashton, is trying to get away with murder….literally.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    ISIS reinforcements of 200 USA terrorist soldiers on their way to Syria without Syrian government permission but Lavrov and Kerry agreement.