U.S. Troops 18 Miles from ISIS Capital

by NANCY A. YOUSSEF AND WLADIMIR VAN WILGENBURG  |  published on May 27, 2016

Ever since U.S. President Barack Obama decided to send 250 more Special Forces to the Syrian battlefield against the so-called Islamic State, they’ve been easy to spot on the front lines in Hasakah, Tisreen Dam, and near Raqqa, the capital of the “caliphate” that’s also called ISIS, ISIL and Daesh.

In a base close to the town of Ayn al-Issa, U.S. soldiers are not only advising, they are also assisting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) very closely on the front line in targeting ISIS positions with mortars and laser guided air strikes.

Now photographs have surfaced of some of the American soldiers wearing the bright red, yellow and green patches of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) that have proved some of the most committed and effective fighters on the ground against ISIS.

Critics note the YPG has close links with the PKK, the Kurdish Workers’ Party that has waged a decades-long guerrilla war against the Turkish government and is flatly labeled terrorist by Turkish officials.

  • CharlieSeattle

    You Do Realize that the US (CIA) Funded and Trained ISIS, Right?


    freedomoutpost. com/you-do-realize-that-the-us-funded-and-trained-isis-right/

    Apparently the mainstream establishment media would more likely attempt to have people believe such a thing exists rather than expose the blatant reality that yes, the U.S. has trained and funded ISIS and without the U.S. government, ISIS would not be the threat it has become.

    It came out back in 2012 that the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were jointly running a US CIA and Special Forces command training base for Syrian rebels out of the Jordanian town of Safawi, but apparently according the Jordanian officials, that training ‘wasn’t meant to be used in Iraq’ (via WND): ……….Oops!

    wnd. com/2014/06/officials-u-s-trained-isis-at-secret-base-in-jordan/

    Syrian rebels who would later join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials.

    The officials said dozens of future ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq.

    So future ISIS members were specially trained by the U.S. government, huh? Ya don’t say. But they weren’t supposed to be used for campaigns in Iraq?………..Oops.

    • CharlieSeattle


      Tired of playing games with the CIA and Obama, the Pentagon just attacked CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia early this evening.

      It is unclear at this time if the cruise missile strikes took out President Obama and his Muslim Brotherhood advisers that have been directing the CIA trained and supplied ISIS/FSA proxy forces in Syria, Turkey and Iraq for the last 2 years.

      Explosions are firefights are intense as special forces attempt to storm the ruins.

      Followup at 11 PM EST

  • eddie

    Sd of AZ You got that right!!!!!

  • SDofAZ

    Sounds like the special forces are making us proud but no thanks to the Chief Liar in charge. He has been an obstacle to stopping ISIS not an aid.

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