Military Drafts Proposal to Deploy 1000 More Troops to Syria

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In the last few weeks, an additional 400 US troops - including the Rangers in Manbij and a contingent of Marines near Raqqa - have deployed to Syria in addition to the 503 USA special operations and support forces already authorized to be in the country.

However, the "all weather" fire support from the Marines' firebase was expected to come into play as the mixed Syrian Arab and Syrian Kurdish SDF completes the isolation phase of the operation against Raqqa, Dorrian said.

The U.K. -based monitoring group, which uses a network of sources on the ground in Syria, said that 321,000 people, including 96,000 civilians, had died as a result of the conflict since it began six tears ago.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad called American military action in Syria as "invaders" because he hadn't given permission for them to enter the country.

"Terrorist attacks in Syria have been happening on a daily basis", Assad said, adding that "as long as we have terrorists in Syria, every Syrian citizen is in danger". She will present her thoughts to a meeting of EU's foreign ministers on April 3.A separate, Russia-led Syria talks were derailed on Tuesday over a boycott by rebels backed by Turkey. Unless, of course, a foreign military intervenes.

Where the SOF teams fighting ISIS have tended to function in advising and intelligence roles that leave some gray area-at least, in Washington-as to whether they are in combat, this new deployment allows no doubt. Those deployed in Syria, according to Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, will be sent to Raqqa.

The United States now maintains about 500 Special Operations forces in Syria, in addition to some 250 Rangers and 200 Marines, according to the Post, though the military has not confirmed an exact number citing security reasons.

"We are under pressure from everybody in Syria, not only the Syrian regime or jihadists".

Defense officials have drawn up plans for as many as 1,000 ground troops to head to Syria in the coming weeks, the Washington Post reported this afternoon.

"What are they [foreign troops] going to do?" The coalition has seen signs of ISIS disarray in mounting a defense because of infighting between foreign-born ISIS fighters and the Iraqi militants of the terror group, he said.

"I hope this resolution serves as a stark reminder to the world that we must bring an end to this war and sends a message to the governments of Russian Federation and Iran that the world is watching as they aid this authoritarian regime. Even in Somalia, let alone Vietnam in the past and Afghanistan, your neighbouring country", CNN quoted Assad as saying.



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