President Barack Obama says he is to send up to 250 more special forces troops to Syria to support local militias in the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS).
The new deployment will bring to 300 the number of US special forces soldiers in Syria.
Speaking in Hannover, Germany, Mr Obama said the troops would not lead the fight but would provide training.
He has repeatedly ruled out sending in American ground Forces. Read more...
Image credit: Getty images