Obama Is Expected To Send 250 Special Operations Troops To Syria
Several U.S. officials confirmed President Obama will send 250 additional forces to Syria to help in the fight against ISIS.By Grant Suneson | April 24, 2016
The U.S. will reportedly start playing a bigger role in the fight against ISIS very soon. President Obama is expected to announce 250 special operations troops will be deployed to Syria.
A U.S. official told The Washington Post that the troops' mission will be to "increase support for our partners in the region, including Iraqi security forces as well as local Syrian forces who are taking the fight to ISIL."
But the additional military personnel likely won't be doing any of the actual fighting. President Obama previously told the BBC he's ruled out sending ground troops into Syria.