Will US Send Troops to Syria to Match Putin’s Anti ISIS Machines?

Will US Send Troops to Syria to Match Putin’s Anti ISIS Machines?
Thu Oct 29, 2015 15:45:35

The United States is finally set to send special operations forces to Syria as Russia continues to bomb the ISIS to oblivion.

Barack Obama could also send attack helicopters to neighboring Iraq in a desperate bid to match Vladimir Putin's military might, US officials revealed yesterday.

His administration has come under intense pressure to take tougher action against ISIS since the terror group took control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi in May.

The stubborn president has so far refused to deploy American troops in any direct ground combat roles.

And earlier this month Washington scrapped a £325 million programme to train and arm thousands of Syrian rebels.

Special operations forces would only be deployed in Syria to achieve specific and limited military goals, according to insiders.

They would reportedly advise moderate Syrian opposition fighters for the first time and could help to call in US air strikes.

Other options include sending a small number of Apache attack helicopters – as well as American forces to operate them – to Iraq.

It is believed the proposals are still in the early stages – meaning military deployment could be months away, even if they are approved in the coming days.

The Pentagon and White House refused to comment on the claims by the officials, who did not wish to be named.


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