The Pentagon may propose to place in Syria US army to speed up the fight against “Islamic state” (declared a terrorist organization and prohibited in Russia). About this CNN reported sources in the Ministry of defence.
“It is possible that the regular ground forces will be in Syria for some time”, — said the interlocutor of the channel.
He stressed that the decision will be made by the President of the United States Donald trump, who earlier ordered the Pentagon to submit a plan to win over IG in a month. Sources in the Pentagon in an interview with TV channel said that now this issue is under discussion, not claiming that this is an official proposal.
Accurate task ground units, if you send them to Syria, is still unknown, reports CNN. However, one of their goals is “to assure Turkey that the Kurdish forces do not threaten the interests of Ankara”. Perhaps part of the land forces will be deployed first to Kuwait and then transferred to Syria.
“If this idea is approved, it will signal a fundamental change in the willingness of the administration to trump to take such a risk,” reports CNN.