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U.S. President Barack Obama plans to send 250 more military personnel to Syria, increasing the U.S. presence on the ground there to about 300 troops to help fight Islamic State militants, a U.S. official said on Sunday.

The deployment will come on top of 50 special operations forces whom Obama deployed to Syria last year, two U.S. officials said. One official said the announcement would come in a speech Obama plans to give in Hanover, Germany, on Monday.

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