To date, only about 500 US special forces troops are assisting the coalition effort against ISIS in Syria. Pentagon officials are now proposing to send ground troops into northern Syria to help with the war against ISIS terrorists. they are reportedly preparing a proposal to send to President Donald Trump.
The Pentagon is reportedly considering proposing President Trump send conventional ground combat forces into Northern Syria for the first time to help speed up the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“It’s possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time,” one Defense Department official told CNNWednesday.
A Pentagon spokesman told The Hill the department has seen the report, but declined to comment. White House press secretary Sean Spicer also declined to comment to reporters.
Right now, about 500 U.S. special operation forces are authorized to be in Syria, though the exact number on the ground fluctuates.