By: Zack Duvall
According to Pentagon Spokesman, Captain Jeff Davis, the United States military started a new approach in Syria, by deploying a small contingent of U.S forces to the Syrian city of Manbij.
Davis said that the forces were there as a “visible sign of deterrence and reassurance” for local forces in the fight against ISIS in the country. Captain Davis also said that part of the focus of the new plan, which was implemented for the first time last week, is to ensure that local forces do not begin to “in fight” and allow local political squabbles to get in the way of the overall fight against the terror organization that has ravaged huge swaths of the Middle East.
The U.S. has had military advisers in the country for sometime now, but this latest deployment is the first ‘visible’ presence of U.S. forces, and is largely meant to support the U.S. backed Kurdish fighters in the northern part of Syria.