POLITICS

U.S. To Send 250 Additional Military Personnel To Syria

HANOVER, Germany, April 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama confirmed on Monday that he had approved the deployment of as many as 250 additional U.S. personnel to Syria, including special forces, to train and assist local forces fighting Islamic State militants.

Obama, speaking in Germany, said he had backed the deployment to build on momentum from special forces already on the ground in Syria in driving Islamic State out of key areas.

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
Inside Syria's War
CONVERSATIONS