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[US]–According to reports, President Donald Trump is currently ordering for more troops on ground to intensify the battle in Syria, making good on his campaign promises to fight ISIS vigorously.

In recent weeks, American troops have been tackling ISIS in Raqqa, a city in Syria.

According to Salon, the defense official who spoke to the site would not discuss the number of the Marines who had been deployed, it reportedly “included elements of multiple artillery batteries, as well as support personnel, including infantry Marines.”

Interestingly, this comes after Army Striker combat vehicles were spotted in the northeastern part of Syria.

On Monday, it was reported that American-backed troops had taken over an important part of Raqqa.

As Salon reported, it resulted in the establishment of Fire Base Bell in northern Iraq, which provided support for ground troops fighting against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

A rocket attack on Fire Base Bell on March 19 resulted in the death of Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin and the wounding of four other Marines.

The Marines on the ground will be armed with 155-millimeter shells from M-777 Howitzers, according to two officials who spoke to The Washington Post.

The Marines for this deployment were sent from Djibouti to Kuwait before going into Syria, according to another defense official who spoke to The Post.

The same official told The Post that the new maneuver had “been in the works for some time” before Trump took office.

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