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DEVELOPING: U.S. Marine Boots On the Ground in Syria

Wonder what Vlad’s saying right now…

(FOX News) – A detachment of U.S Marines arrived in Syria outside the ISIS de-facto capital of Raqqa, a U.S. defense official confirmed Wednesday to Fox News.

The Pentagon is not publically confirming the move, citing operational security.

The recent deployment is expected to be discussed Thursday when the head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Joe Votel, the top U.S. general responsible for American forces in the Middle East, appears before Congress to testify on the ISIS fight.

Votel had hinted that more troops would be headed to Syria along with artillary when he spoke to reporters while traveling in the region late last month.

The U.S. is authorized to have up to 500 troops in Syria. Before the Marines arrived, roughly 300 U.S. special operations personnel were supporting local Syrian forces there.

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My very trusted retired Marine friend John Bernard:

“United States Marines officially on the ground in Syria……..
As long as they have authority to kill everything that walks, crawls or flies!!
Safe Deployment…..”

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