Additional 200 U.S. Troops Being Sent To Raqqa To Liberate City From ISIS
The Pentagon is sending an additional 200 troops to the Northern Syrian city, and self-proclaimed capital of ISIS, Raqqa. This additional deployment will bring the total number of American troops in Syria to 500, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday.
Carter stated that these additional 200 troops will focus on training and advising local forces focuses that are comprised of up to 45,000 men in total on retaking the city. Many of the 200 American troops will be special operations troops, explosive ordnance disposal specialists and military advisers. Carter stated while in Bahrain:
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