American soldiers in Syria, Army Rangers, Daech, Daesh, geopolitical strategies, ISIL, ISIS, Kurdish fighters, Kurds, Marines artillery unit, Operation Euphrates Rage, Plots, Raqqa, US regime, US-backed coalition, USA, USA Military, USA plots, USA-led Coalition, War by Proxy, War on Syria, War Strategy, Warmongers
This gallery contains 1 photo.
Hundreds of US Marines have arrived in Syria to establish an outpost in support of the operation to retake the city of Raqqa, the de-facto Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) capital in the country, the US-led coalition confirmed on Thursday.
“We are talking about an additional 400 or so forces in total, and they will be there for a temporary period,” coalition spokesman US Air Force Colonel John Dorrian said.
The Washington Post, which was the first to break the news citing anonymous defense officials, stated that the marines will be working to establish an outpost from which they can fire artillery in support of the fight for Raqqa.
According to the newspaper, the new deployment is part of an amphibious task force of the 11th US Marine Expeditionary Unit, which left San Diego on Navy ships in October. It includes part of an artillery battery that can fire 155mm shells from M777 Howitzers.
The Washington Post said that the marines will be based within no more than 32km (20 miles) from the frontline outside Raqqa, as that is the maximum range of their artillery………………………..