United Arab Emirates to Send Special Forces Soldiers to Syria

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    The United Arab Emirates is weighing in on Syria’s civil war.

    FOX’s Jessica Golloher has the details:

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the United Arab Emirates will send special forces soldiers to Syria.

    The troops will help local Sunni Arab fighters take Raqqa back from ISIS,┬áthe Islamic insurgent’s defacto capital.

    Carter maintaining forces from the Persian Gulf ally will also train local fighters.

    Syria has been embroiled in a civil war for nearly five years. Diplomats agreed to a cessation of hostilities in the country to begin in a week. Peace talks on Syria are expected to resume February 25.

    In the Mideast bureau, Jessica Golloher, FOX News.

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