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US: Turkey, Kurdish Forces Both 'Critical' in Fight Against IS

The United States says both Turkey and U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in Syria, which have clashed in recent days, are "critical" to the fight against Islamic State forces in the region. U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, head of the U.S. Central Command, said the U.S. relies on both parties to help counter "our principal threat" of IS. "Our support for all parties is contingent upon the focus upon ISIL," he said, using another acronym for IS. His comments came a...

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