U.S. troops take over air base in Syria, local reports say

U.S. special operations troops have reportedly taken over an airfield in northeastern Syria, potentially clearing the way to flow more American military support to friendly militias fighting the Islamic State group.A small team of U.S. troops is setting up a base camp at Rmeilan Air Base in the Syrian Kurdish region near Syria’s Iraqi and Turkish borders, according to local reports.

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From what I can tell, it’s not really an airfield so much as a dirt strip. Still, US forces operating inside Syria on the ground is a significant issue.