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Kurdish People’s Protection Units fighters take part in a training session on April 29, 2015, in the southwest Syrian region of Ras al-Ain, close to the Turkish border.

Photo by Uygar Onder Simsek/AFP/Getty Images

Remember when President Obama said many times that we would absolutely not be putting U.S. soldiers, i.e. “boots on the ground,” in Syria? We’re putting boots on the ground in Syria. In other news:

Have a good weekend out there.