Pentagon may recommend US to deploy ground troops in Syria

Orient Net 2017-02-16 05:31:00

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The US Department of Defense may recommend deploying regular US combat troops to Syria  to fight ISIS terrorists, CNN reported on Wednesday.

The idea is one of several ideas the Pentagon is considering after President Donald Trump gave defense officials until the end of the month to come up with proposals to speed up the war against ISIS.

A small number of US Special Forces operates in Syria but the previous Obama administration had rejected putting combat troops into the country.

CNN said that sending conventional ground forces into Syria was one of several ideas being considered. It said the idea was not fully developed and the Pentagon had not yet proposed it to Trump.