joi, 16 martie 2017

STIRI

  • U.S. Military Power in Syria May Increase by 1000 Troops as Russia Bombs ISIS
    Newsweek
    The Pentagon has considered increasing the U.S. military presence in Syria by up to 1,000 troops as the international battle to oust the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, from their de facto capital of Raqqa heats up. The U.S. has already deployed about 500 U.S. Special Operations forces, 250 Rangers and 200 Marines to Syria in order to bolster the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which liberated the northern Syrian city of Manbij from ISIS last year, according to The Washington Post. The city has become a symbol of the various lines of control that have emerged throughout Syria's six-year civil war as Moscow brokered an agreement earlier this month through which the SDF voluntarily conceded defense lines to the Russia-backed Syrian army. Read More

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