CNN: US Marines join local forces fighting in Raqqa
(CNN)US Marines have arrived in northern Syria with artillery to support US-backed local forces fighting there, two US officials told CNN.
The US-backed fighters are preparing to move in the coming weeks to assault the city of Raqqa, ISIS' self-declared capital, according to the officials. The Pentagon and the Marine Corps have declined to confirm the deployment because of security concerns in the region. They have also declined to specify the exact location of the forces or how many are there.
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WNU Editor: It looks like even more soldiers will soon be deployed .... Exclusive: U.S. weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for IS fight (Reuters).
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