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November 1, 2015 6:59 am

Obama Sends 50 Special Forces Ops to Syria

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A Wall Street Journal report reveals satellite photos showing that Russia is building two additional bases in Syria. Credit: Screenshot via Wall Street Journal.

BBC – The US is sending special forces to Syria to assist anti-government rebels in fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials have said.

There will be “fewer than 50” forces deployed in the region to “train, advise and assist” vetted opposition forces, said officials. This will be the first time US troops are working openly on the ground in Syria.

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