Obama Deploying 250 Special Ops Troops To Syria To Help Squash ISIS To Smithereens

President Obama announced on Monday that he is deploying up to 250 additional military personnel to Syria to help fight ISIS. Currently, there is already 50 special ops troops in the country, but reinforcements will be arriving in the coming weeks to help fuck up Daesh.

“Just as I approved additional support for Iraqi forces against ISIL, I’ve decided to increase U.S. support for local forces fighting ISIL in Syria, a small number of special operations forces are already on the ground in Syria and their expertise has been critical as local forces have driven ISIL out of key areas,” Obama said.

“They’re not going to be leading the fight on the ground, but they will be essential in providing the training and assisting the local forces that continue to drive ISIL back,” the president said. “Their expertise has been critical as local forces have driven ISIL out of key areas.”

“So given their success I’ve approved the deployment of up to 250 additional U.S. personnel in Syria including special forces to keep up this momentum,” the president said.

The additional special ops troops are to “advise and assist” forces in the area whom the United States hopes will eventually grow strong enough to take back territory surrounding the Islamic State stronghold of around Raqqa, Syria.

“So make no mistake these terrorists will learn the same lesson as others before them have, which is your hatred is no match for our nations united in the defense of our way of life,” Obama said.

The president also said he would pursue diplomatic solutions to end the Syrian civil war.

“Just as we remain relentless on the military front we’re not going to give up on diplomacy to end the civil war in Syria because the suffering of the people in Syria has to end and that requires an effective political transition,” said Obama.

The announcement was made during a speech in Hannover, Germany. Obama is on a six-day international tour. On Monday, he discusses how to fight ISIS with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and will ask them to step up their contribution to the air campaign and to the training of local forces. The president also said he would be seeking more economic aid from the European nations to rebuild parts of Iraq that have been recaptured from ISIS.

Godspeed to these brave souls.