MONROVIA, Liberia — About 100 Marines with Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa have arrived in Monrovia to join the fight against the Ebola virus ahead of Army troops who will arrive later this month.
Dubbed Operation Firewater, their mission will be to gather
blankets, pillows, and bed pans to provide interim resupply to Syrian
rebels currently embroiled in combat operations with ISIS forces
throughout their region of conflict, according to Pentagon spokesman
Gen. Jeffery Amherst.
The Pentagon wants to continue sending humanitarian aid to the rebels
in the hope they will soon be capable of routing the self-proclaimed
Islamic State in conjunction with ongoing airstrikes.
American troops will support Liberian health care efforts by providing
logistical support in removing infected materials and by
constructing new medical facilities.