This is coolbert:
As seen at the online edition of the Stars and Strips, that original article from the AP:
"Official: Couple hundred US Marines go into Syria" by Lolita C. Baldor.
Gunners to man and operate howitzers in support of the SDF assault on Raqqa I might assume.
"WASHINGTON — A couple hundred Marines have deployed into Syria with heavy artillery guns, as part of the ongoing preparation for the fight to oust the Islamic State group from its self-declared headquarters of Raqqa, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday."
Everyone is making ready for the big push!! Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF] to enter Raqqa and destroy the nest of the serpent? That is what I see. And not far off now. CALIPH BEWARE!
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