Syria: US Marines arrive with artillery for Raqqa fight

Military.com

Source: Military.com

"Marines attached to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit quietly moved into Syria weeks ago to establish an artillery base, defense officials confirmed to Military.com on Wednesday. The move comes as American-backed forces intensify their assault on Raqqa, the Islamic State's capital city. … A defense official would not speak to the size of the detachment deployed to Syria, but said it included elements of multiple artillery batteries, as well as support personnel, including infantry Marines." (03/08/17)

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