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On 6th Anniversary Of Syrian War, U.S. Considers New Troop Deployment

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The U.S. may deploy as many as 1,000 more troops to Syria ahead of a planned offensive on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. That would double the number of troops there. The news comes as we mark the sixth anniversary of the Syrian war this week.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with BBC correspondent Ben James (@BenJourno) about the latest news from Syria, as well as the long view of the conflict.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

This article was originally published on March 16, 2017.

This segment aired on March 16, 2017. The audio for this segment is not available.