Obama Announces Deployment of Up to 250 US Troops to Syria

President Obama announced Monday that he had approved the deployment of an additional 250 U.S. troops to Syria to fight the ISIS terror group.

Obama made the announcement during a speech in Hannover, Germany at the conclusion of a week-long trip where ISIS was a focus of his meetings with world leaders in Saudi Arabia and Great Britain, as well as Germany.

Obama, touting recent gains against ISIS, said the added troops would help “to keep up this momentum.” The move will bring the number of personnel to roughly 300, up from about 50 special operations forces currently there.

“They’re not going to be leading the fight on the ground, but they will be essential in providing the training and assisting local forces,” Obama said.