Must-read: When USA & Daesh teamed up

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Must-read: When US, Daesh teamed up

The US plans to greatly increase the number of its special forces deployed to Syria, Reuters says. (Cartoon by Fars News Agency) The US plans to greatly increase the number of its special forces deployed to Syria, Reuters says. (Cartoon by Fars News Agency)

US officials say Washington is considering to greatly increase the number of its special operations forces deployed to Syria, the Reuters news agency reports.

The US, they say, looks to “accelerate recent gains” against Daesh but Hillary Clinton’s leaked emails last month revealed that the United States plotted to topple the Syrian government even before the group existed.

For their new plan, the officials declined to disclose the exact increase under consideration but one of them said it would leave the US special operations contingent many times larger than “the around 50 troops” currently in Syria.

The proposal is among the military options being prepared for President Barack Obama, who is also weighing an increase in the number of American troops in…

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