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What impact will US troops have on the Syria conflict?

The war in Syria has raged for five years and claimed the lives of more than a quarter of a million people.

Millions have fled the conflict, but nearly 18 million people still live in the war-torn country.

Now, US President Obama has announced he will send 250 more special forces military trainers there to help in the fight against the so-called Islamic State group and urged all parties in the Syrian conflict to re-instate the ceasefire and return to negotiations.

Richard Galpin looks at the latest situation on the ground.

  • 25 Apr 2016
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