PRESIDENT Barack Obama is set to put more American boots on the ground in Syria in a bid to wipe out Islamic State.
He is set to announce the decision to send 250 more troops into the war torn country to support local forces, a state official has revealed.
The decision comes amid growing hopes that the so-called caliphate, also known as Daesh, is on the brink of defeat.
The group has been pulling back in Iraq since December when rebel fighters clawed back the city of Ramadi from the depraved jihadists.
Meanwhile in Syria, ISIS has been pushed from the strategic city of Palmyra by Russian-backed Syrian fighters.
The additional American deployment is aiming to speed up the flow of victory against Islamic State, which declared a caliphate in June 2014.
While the newly introduced US troops will work with security forces within Syria, it is unclear how many of those will be special operations forces and how many will be medical or intelligence personnel.
A spokesman for the Obama administration said: “The president has authorised a series of steps to increase support for our partners in the region."
These include "Iraqi security forces as well as local Syrian forces who are taking the fight to ISIS", he added.
It comes after Philip Hammond revealed the UK could send up to 1,000 troops to Libya to take on the jihadis in northern Africa.
The Foreign Secretary announced that the troops, which are currently on standby, could be sent to Libya provided a Commons vote approved the action.
The soldiers would support a 6,000-strong military coalition led by Italian forces, who are already embedded in the region, in a bid to stop the terror group reaching mainland Europe.