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    Reports of the arrival of 150 US servicemen in Syria causes concern and is considered by Damascus as an invasion and violation of the country’s sovereignty, Syria’s SANA news agency reported Thursday, citing the Syrian Foreign Ministry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Monday, US President Barack Obama announced that Washington would "deploy up to 250 additional US personnel in Syria including special forces. They are reportedly expected to train the Syrian Democratic Forces.

    The White House asserts that the deployment of Special Forces is intended to repel Daesh terrorists.

    On Wednesday, about 150 US soldiers arrived in the Kurdish-controlled town of Rumeilan in northeastern Syria, according to a Kurdish security source. According to the source, part of the arrived contingent immediately headed to the north of the Raqqa province.

    “We met with concern reports on the arrival of 150 American soldiers to the region of Rumeilan in Syria. The Syrian Arab Republic condemns this aggression that is a dangerous invasion and a violation to Syrian sovereignty,” the news agency quoted the ministry as saying.

    Despite Barack Obama’s repetitive claims that there will be no US boots on Syrian ground, the recent plans to dramatically increase the American troop presence in Syria by deploying an additional 250 personnel is going to bring the total to 300.

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