The United States has deployed dozens of ground troops to Syria claiming they will assist Kurdish forces in their battle against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists, sources say.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that 30 US soldiers arrived in the northern city of Kobani over the past two days, AFP reported.
The troops will allegedly help plan attacks against the Takfiris in the two Syrian cities of Jarablus and Raqqah.
Kurdish sources also announced that some 20 US soldiers arrived in Hasakeh province in eastern Syria.
On October 30, senior Obama administration officials said that Washington would send some 50 special forces to Syria to "train, advise and assist" militants fighting against the Daesh, in an apparent breach of Obama's promise not to put US “boots on the ground" there.
A top official told the BBC that this does not indicate a change in US strategy, but an "intensification" of the military campaign.