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US Envoy: ‘Remarkable Progress’ Made Against Islamic State

The special U.S. envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS (the Islamic State), retired Marine General John Allen, said “remarkable progress” has been made against the Islamic State, or ISIS, in the past year. However, Allen also said that only a political solution, not a military victory, will finally bring the nearly five-year Syrian conflict and its humanitarian and refugee crisis to an end. Allen, in a U.S. television interview on ABC’s This Week, said when he took up his current...

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