Obama to send 250 more special forces, troops to Syria

President Barack Obama says the US will send up to 250 more military trainers to help fight the Islamic State jihadist group in SyriaPresident Barack Obama said Monday the US would send up to 250 more special forces and other military personnel to Syria to help rebels fight the Islamic State group. Obama was in Germany for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and both later met the British, French and Italian leaders to discuss the battle against IS in its self-declared caliphate across northern Syria and Iraq. In a speech in the German city of Hanover, Obama hailed NATO partners’ progress in pushing back IS, which he called “the most urgent threat to our nations”.

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