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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 9:41 p.m. PST

…Against The Islamic State In The Syrian Town of Manbij.

"U.S. Stryker combat vehicles have been spotted in northeastern Syria, where special operations troops have been on the move to head off potential clashes among a number of rival forces converging on the flashpoint town of Manbij.

Photos of the eight-wheeled Strykers and up-armored Humvees flying U.S. flags were posted on social media over the weekend after the U.S. regional command confirmed that elements of the 500 mostly Special Forces troops in northeastern Syria had moved toward Manbij.

The presence of the armored Strykers in Syria had not previously been known, but Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, said on a visit last month that the U.S. was considering moving artillery and other heavy equipment into the country to aid local partners in an eventual assault on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, about 71 miles southeast of Manbij…"
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coopman Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 10:57 a.m. PST

Seems a waste of highly trained elite troops to put them in the meat grinder of a modern urban battle. Be careful and safe, US troops.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 11:07 a.m. PST



Bangorstu Inactive Member09 Mar 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

I think a big part of it is that if US forces are about then the Kurds and Turks wont shoot each other…

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