US President Barack Obama plans to announce Monday in Germany the sending of up to 250 soldiers ms Syria to assist local forces to combat State Islmico (IS), inform today the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
According to the daily, citing as its source US government officials, Obama recently authorized-the new deployment, which raise from 50 to about 300 the number of US military operating in Syrian territory. The mailing was produced despite the reluctance of the president to send troops to Syria and amid increasing pressure to do more in the fight against IS.
Obama acord expand the US presence in Syria persuaded by his advisers that this measure allow the pentagon extending recent advances in operations against the jihadist group, according to the newspaper.
it is expected that the US president made the announcement in Hannover (Germany) where he is on an official visit, according to the WSJ.
last da 13, Obama Asegur the US offensive against iS in Syria and Iraq is going through a good time with attacks financial structure of the group and their ability to finance themselves through illegal traffic of oil.
in November last year, the president authorized-deployment of troops (about 50 members of the special forces) in the war Syrian civil, something that vein negndose from years did so.
United States leads the international military coalition which acts in Iraq and Syria against IS, which occ large areas of these two passes and proclaimed a caliphate in June 2014.