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U.S. to send dozens of special forces to Syria as first boots on ground

By Sabine Siebold, Parisa Hafezi and Arshad Mohammed VIENNA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials disclosed plans on Friday to station the first American boots on the ground in Syria in the war against Islamic State fighters, saying dozens of special forces troops would be sent as advisers to groups fighting against the jihadists. The announcement of the small ground force came as diplomats from more than a dozen countries held talks

European Union sides with United States on South China Sea incident

The European Union sided with Washington on Friday over a U.S.-Chinese patrolling incident in the South China Sea, in a move that may affect Brussels’ discussions with Beijing at next week’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) of foreign affairs ministers. A U.S. Navy spokesman had said that the patrol was part of the U.S. freedom of navigation operations meant to “protect the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea and airspace

U.S. to send dozens of special forces to Syria as first boots on ground

By Sabine Siebold, Parisa Hafezi and Arshad Mohammed VIENNA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials disclosed plans on Friday to station the first American boots on the ground in Syria in the war against Islamic State fighters, saying dozens of special forces troops would be sent as advisers to groups fighting against the jihadists. The announcement of the small ground force came as diplomats from more than a dozen countries held talks

U.S. to send dozens of special forces to Syria as first boots on ground

By Sabine Siebold, Parisa Hafezi and Arshad Mohammed VIENNA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials disclosed plans on Friday to station the first American boots on the ground in Syria in the war against Islamic State fighters, saying dozens of special forces troops would be sent as advisers to groups fighting against the jihadists. The announcement of the small ground force came as diplomats from more than a dozen countries held talks

U.S. to send dozens of special forces to Syria as first boots on ground

By Sabine Siebold, Parisa Hafezi and Arshad Mohammed VIENNA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials disclosed plans on Friday to station the first American boots on the ground in Syria in the war against Islamic State fighters, saying dozens of special forces troops would be sent as advisers to groups fighting against the jihadists. The announcement of the small ground force came as diplomats from more than a dozen countries held talks

European Union sides with United States on South China Sea incident

The European Union sided with Washington on Friday over a U.S.-Chinese patrolling incident in the South China Sea, in a move that may affect Brussels’ discussions with Beijing at next week’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) of foreign affairs ministers. A U.S. Navy spokesman had said that the patrol was part of the U.S. freedom of navigation operations meant to “protect the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea and airspace

European Union sides with United States on South China Sea incident

The European Union sided with Washington on Friday over a U.S.-Chinese patrolling incident in the South China Sea, in a move that may affect Brussels’ discussions with Beijing at next week’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) of foreign affairs ministers. A U.S. Navy spokesman had said that the patrol was part of the U.S. freedom of navigation operations meant to “protect the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea and airspace

Missiles kill more than 40 in Syrian market: monitor, rescuers

More than 40 people were killed and about 100 wounded when Syrian government forces fired missiles into a marketplace in a town near Damascus, a conflict monitor and a local rescue group said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war through a network of sources on the ground, said government forces fired 12 missiles at Douma, 10 miles (15 km) northeast of Damascus. Douma has

Missiles kill more than 40 in Syrian market: monitor, rescuers

More than 40 people were killed and about 100 wounded when Syrian government forces fired missiles into a marketplace in a town near Damascus, a conflict monitor and a local rescue group said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war through a network of sources on the ground, said government forces fired 12 missiles at Douma, 10 miles (15 km) northeast of Damascus. Douma has