U.S. Special Operations forces on the ground in Syria, for some time now, now for the first time, the U.S. Marines are being deployed to Syria, as President Donald Trump ramp up the effort to defeat ISIS once and for all.
It was US Army General Joseph Votel, head of the U.S. Central Command, that released this information while testifying before the Senate.
From Washington Examiner:
In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Votel confirmed that elements of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit moved from U.S. Navy ships in the Mediterranean into an undisclosed location in Syria as local Kurdish and Arab fighters prepare to mount an assault on Raqqa, the Islamic States’ self-proclaimed capital in Syria.
The Marines will not be engaging in frontline fighting with ISIS, but will be acting in a support capacity for indigenous forces.
The Marines will be using some powerful artillery as they were deployed with M777 Howitzers, which can lob shells at targets up to 20 miles away with deadly accuracy.
It sounds like the Islamic State will soon come to an end.
What do you think?