May 30, 2016

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Turkey says it could seize IS stronghold with US (AP, May 30, 2016)

Turkey's foreign minister suggested his country could carry out joint military operations with the United States to oust the Islamic State group from Syria.

Speaking in Antalya late Sunday, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that operation could "easily advance to Raqqa," the main IS bastion in Syria.

American special operations forces and a coalition known as the Syria Democratic Forces have begun clearing areas north of Raqqa in preparation for an eventual assault on the city. A major player in the coalition is the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey -- unlike the United States -- views as a terrorist organization.

Posted by at May 30, 2016 8:30 AM

  

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