"We are not going to make a long operation", - said Schulz, recalling that "Barack Obama has already spoken about this many times."
In turn, the head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter at a hearing in the Senate promised lawmakers to more actively support the Syrian opposition and did not rule out a ground operation against terrorists.
"We will not refrain from ... carrying out missions directly, whether they are air strikes or direct actions on the ground."- he said to the senators.
According to him, the Pentagon will strengthen the air strikes on the positions of the IG in Syria. In addition, the defense ministry "is again considering the possibility of deploying American troops (in Iraq) closer to the front line."