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Obama to Send 250 More Troops to Syria as Peace Talks Fray

  • Move comes a week after U.S. announced more forces for Iraq
  • U.S. seeking ways to bolster the fight against Islamic State
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Obama to Send More Troops to Syria: Will It Help?

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President Barack Obama will send 250 additional military personnel to Syria as part of the effort to combat Islamic State, as the U.S. seeks to increase pressure on the terrorist group.

The move, which will increase the number of U.S. service members operating in the country to about 300, comes amid an administration review of how to extend recent advances against the militant network. Obama announced the plans Monday during a speech in Hanover, Germany before a meeting with the leaders of the U.K., Germany, Italy, and France.