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US Envoy Meets with Syrian Kurds to Step Up Fight Against IS

U.S. Presidential Envoy to Anti-Islamic State Coalition Brett McGurk visited northern Syria during the weekend to meet with local leaders, Kurdish and U.S. officials said Monday. McGurk's previously undisclosed visit came under tight security late Saturday and is the first visit by a top U.S. diplomat to the war-torn country since former U.S. ambassador to Syria Robert Ford left Damascus in 2012. McGurk traveled to Kobani, a town that witnessed one of the fiercest battles between...

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