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New US-Turkey tensions overshadow anti-IS unity meeting


Most, if not all, will go to Syrian Kurds, counted on by the U.S. to defeat IS forces, but seen by Turkey as terrorists in their own right. Turkey has been attacking the Kurds in Syria for the past three weeks, despite U.S. calls for restraint. The White House is asking Congress for $300 million "to train, equip, sustain and enable" vetted Syrian opposition groups to defeat the Islamic State. If the Syrian Kurds feel threatened, American officials said, they'll move their forces away from Islamic State fronts, prolonging the fight. He said the large number of U.S.-backed forces and rising Islamic State group casualties are proof such claims aren't true.


Source: Libya Today February 13, 2018 10:41 UTC


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