- US officials said on Tuesday that the United States is considering sending a small number of special operations troops into Syria and attack helicopters to Iraq while in the process of evaluating options to enhance the momentum in the battle against al-Islamic state.
And under President Barack Obama's administration is under pressure to increase military endeavor to America, especially after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, in the hands of the militants of the Islamic State in May, and the failure of a US military program to train and equip thousands of Syrian opposition fighters.
Two officials -thdtha to Reuters on condition of anonymity Hoathma- that the deployment of any forces will be carefully designed in order to achieve specific and limited military targets in both Iraq and Syria.
One of them said that this option includes the deployment of some US special operations forces inside Syria on a temporary basis to provide advice to the moderate Syrian opposition fighters for the first time and perhaps help in calling the US air strikes.
Another possibility is to send a small number of offensive Apache helicopters and US troops to operate in Iraq and also take steps to strengthen other Iraqi capabilities necessary to restore the territory seized by militants of the Islamic State.
It seems that the options being studied is not up to limit the deployment of US forces to do any roles in ground fighting directly, something Obama ruled out yet.
One of the officials who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity bar that the proposals are still in the theoretical stage of the study said, which means that even if approved for any of them in the coming days, the US military deployment will be in front of weeks or months.
She declined to US Department of Defense and the White House declined to comment on the options that are also dailies reported by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
He said US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on Tuesday his intention to strengthen the US military activity in Iraq and Syria after days of post US forces in a raid to rescue the hostages, the Islamic State of Iraq.
And killed a US soldier in that task.
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