Kerry says US troops in Syria will only fight ISIS

2015-10-31 20:16


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Bishkek - US Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and will not become involved in the long-running civil war.

Kerry calls ISIS a threat to every nation and says US policy is clear - the group must be defeated.

Kerry isn't ruling out a further US escalation of the fight, saying he can't predict the future.

The Obama administration is sending up to 50 special operations troops to assist Kurdish and Arab forces in northern Syria. It's the first pledge of American military boots on the ground in Syria.

Kerry spoke at a news conference in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday alongside the country's foreign minister, Erlan Abdyldaev.

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