US Marine Corps Unit Arrives in Northern Syria

Monday, March 13, 2017
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com
13.03.2017

A unit of the US Marine Corps has arrived at an airfield in the al-Hasakah province in Syria’s north, a Kurdish source told Sputnik.

According to the source, the unit was transported on helicopters from Iraqi Kurdistan to the Rumeilan airfield located near the Syrian city of Qamishli.

They started arriving five days ago, the source said. In addition to several hundred US marines, an artillery battery is expected to arrived from the Iraqi base.

According to the source, part of the military forces, which cannot arrive in Syria using helicopters, will be transported by land through the Semalika passage located between Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan.

“The number of the US forces which are currently in Syria has been boosted under the Barack Obama administration. Earlier, their presence was limited to military experts and advisors, while now we witness the arrival of the Marine Corps forces,” the source told Sputnik.

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