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Report: 150 US Soldiers, Officers Arrive in Syria’s Hasaka Province

The US army has sent tens of military servicemen, including officers, to the Eastern part of Hasaka province today, media reports said.

A sum of 150 US soldiers and officers arrived in Ramilan airport that is under the control of the Kurdish forces, the Arabic-language al-Rai al-Youm reported on Wednesday.

In a relevant development on April 4, three US choppers carrying US officers landed in the Southern part of Kobani.

Earlier this month, US President Barack Obama said that he plans to send 250 more troops to Syria, a sharp increase in the number of Americans working with local Syrian forces.

“I’ve decided to increase US support for local forces fighting ISIL in Syria … I’ve approved the deployment of up to 250 US personnel in Syria, including special forces,” Obama said, announcing the decision after a meeting in Hanover with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The deployment will increase the US forces in Syria to about 300.

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