BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The U.S. Marines recently deployed 400 military personnel to the northern countryside of Syria, where they reportedly met up with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in order to assist them in their battle against the Islamic State (ISIS).
Following the deployment of the Marines, the U.S. military sent another 1,000+ soldiers to Kuwait before they would also be deployed to the Syria.
According to a recent article from the Washington Post, the U.S. has already drawn up plans to deploy those 1,000 soldiers to Syria in the coming weeks, as they attempt to expand their presence in northern Al-Raqqa.
“The deployment, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and President Trump, would potentially double the number of U.S. forces in Syria and increase the potential for direct U.S. combat involvement in a conflict that has been characterized by confusion and competing priorities among disparate forces.,” the Washington Post added.
The deployment of U.S. military personnel to Syria has not been approved by the Syrian Government, despite the the former’s claim that they are specifically targeting ISIS.