US to send additional 200 servicemen to Syria for liberation of Raqqa

The Pentagon said it will send 200 servicemen to Syria to take part in the operation to liberate the city of Raqqa from Daesh.

The United States will send additional 200 servicemen to Syria to participate in the operation to oust the Daesh terrorist group from its stronghold in Raqqa, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Saturday.

The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against Daesh (outlawed in many countries, including the United States, Russia) in Syria and Iraq since 2014. However, the strikes in Syria are not authorized by the legitimate government of President Bashar Assad or by the UN Security Council.

Source: Philippines News Agency