The first batch of U.S. Army personnel have arrived to the Syrian province of Al-Hasakah, Sputnik News Agency reported on Wednesday, citing a Kurdish security source.

Sputnik News stated this U.S. Army convoy was comprised of 150 soldiers, including several officers.

These soldiers reportedly arrived safely to the Kurdish controlled Ramilan Military Airport in east Al-Hasakah

Another 100 U.S. Army personnel are expected to arrive to the neighboring province of Al-Raqqa in the coming days.

Earlier this month, U.S. President, Barack Obama, confirmed the plans to send 250 more troops to Syria, a substantial increase in the number of Americans working with local forces.

“I’ve decided to increase US support for local forces fighting ISIL in Syria … I’ve approved the deployment of up to 250 US personnel in Syria, including special forces,” Obama said, announcing the decision after a meeting in Hanover with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Previously, the U.S. only deployed 50 soldiers to northern Syria; however, the western power is attempting to take a more proactive role in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).

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Eduard van Opstal
Eduard van Opstal
2016-04-28 03:51

O-bow-ma. Nobel Peace Prize recipient. “No boots on the ground in Syria” Barry. Good riddance to your toxic Presidency.

Robert Angelo
Robert Angelo
2016-04-28 04:18

Violation of Syria’s sovereignty

James Hermitage
James Hermitage
2016-04-28 07:24

Did somebody say ‘Mission Creep’? – here begins an ever-expanding involvement. They have an airstrip in northern Syria.

Malami Dandare
Malami Dandare
2016-04-28 08:43

This is just another treachery

Philip Andrews
Philip Andrews
2016-04-28 08:09

did the Syrian government invite them?

German
German
2016-04-28 10:03

The first batch of butchers.

Chuck Hicks
Chuck Hicks
2016-04-28 13:35

Plan B: partition.

Ali Chin
Ali Chin
2016-04-28 03:40

Bury them alive.

גיא פלג
גיא פלג
2016-04-28 03:35

ףגחל

Jordo
Jordo
2016-04-28 03:23

prob a good thing that this should block Turkey from intervening against kurds. But technically this is an illegal invasion!

Sal Reugen
Sal Reugen
2016-04-28 07:48

Horseface and Obama has a few more months. no doubt they asked everyone not to shoot or bomb their soldiers fighting alongside terrorists.

Dennis Khan
Dennis Khan
2016-04-28 07:36

They go along with the Rebels so they can kick Assad out of Syria.

KellynSyria
KellynSyria
2016-04-28 07:25

@Syria_Protector #RuAF Destroy the #US soldiers in northern #Syria! https://t.co/UiyT94mvm2

sangos
sangos
2016-04-28 09:20

First batch of terror mongers…

khaled
khaled
2016-04-28 12:59

@GerV29 دمشق تدين دخول 150 جندياً أميركياً إلى سوريا وتعتبره انتهاكاً خطيراً للسيادة

Séamus Martin
Séamus Martin
2016-04-28 14:47

They should not be in any country without the permission of its sovereign government.