BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The U.S. military is planning to send more personnel to northern Syria after deploying more than 400 Marines to the country this week.
According to the Army Times, the U.S. military recently deployed 2,500 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division to Kuwait in preparation for their upcoming mission in northern Syria.
The soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division will be tasked with the mission to help the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberate Raqqa City from the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization.
According to the open sources, the 82nd Airborne’s 2nd BCT comprises over 4,000 soldiers forming several infantry, artillery, cavalry, and combat support battalions.
The Army announcement regarding the deployment of the 2nd BCT comes on the heels of a Thursday statement by the US Central Command (CENTCOM) that more conventional troops would be sent to the Middle East to carry out so-called “stability operations.”