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Syria: 400 Marines arrive in Syria ahead of joint Raqqa offensive with Kurdish forces01:23

Syria: 400 Marines arrive in Syria ahead of joint Raqqa offensive with Kurdish forces

Syrian Arab Republic, Manbij
March 9, 2017 at 20:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 400 Marines arrived in northern Syria to participate in an offensive aimed at retaking Raqqa from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL). Dozens of US military vehicles were filmed near the US base in Manbij on Thursday.

According to the US coalition command centre, the Marines will assist the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in their push to re-establish control over Raqqa, making it the first time since the beginning of the Syrian conflict that this formation has been deployed in action.

Syria: 400 Marines arrive in Syria ahead of joint Raqqa offensive with Kurdish forces01:23
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Around 400 Marines arrived in northern Syria to participate in an offensive aimed at retaking Raqqa from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL). Dozens of US military vehicles were filmed near the US base in Manbij on Thursday.

According to the US coalition command centre, the Marines will assist the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in their push to re-establish control over Raqqa, making it the first time since the beginning of the Syrian conflict that this formation has been deployed in action.

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