Published On: Fri, Oct 30th, 2015

US special forces heading into Syria

US special operations forces are to be deployed to northern Syria to work with local troops in the fight against Islamic State militants, according to senior US officials.

U.S. Army soldiers

 

The U.S. will deploy special operations forces to Syria, defense officials said Friday, hours before President Barack Obama was expected to confirm what will be a major shift in its anti-Islamic State group efforts.

Fewer than 50 troops will deploy, administration officials have said, adding they will operate in a support role and not in direct combat.

Read the full story at US News, by Paul D. Shinkman

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