Obama to send up to 250 extra U.S. military personnel to Syria

WASHINGTON- US President Barack Obama is planning to announce on Monday he is sending up to 250 military personnel to Syria, sharply boosting the American presence there to help in the fight against Islamic State, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
The newspaper, citing US officials, said the move would increase the number of American military personnel operating in Syria to about 300. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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