US marines have arrived in Syria to establish an outpost in support of the operation to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Daesh terror group, US media reported on Wednesday.




The marines belong to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit that departed from San Diego in October of 2016, The Washington Post reported citing US officials.


The force includes an artillery battery capable of firing 155-millimeter shells from M777 Howitzers, according to the report.


The marines will be supporting US partner forces on the ground that lead the offensive to liberate Raqqa from Daesh codenamed Operation Euphrates Rage.




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