Hundreds of US marines deployed to Syria

Hundreds of additional US soldiers have arrived in Syria to help local forces drive ISIL out of their self-declared capital, Raqqa. It marks a new escalation in America's war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant

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    Hundreds of additional US soldiers have arrived in Syria to help local forces drive ISIL out of their self-declared capital, Raqqa.

    It marks a new escalation in America's war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in Syria.

    Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Washington DC.


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