Islamic State must be pushed back in northern Syria

May 4, 2016 11:13 AM

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Islamic State must be pushed back in northern Syria

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday that Islamic State militants must immediately be pushed back from an area in Syria near the Turkish border and work to achieve this was underway.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara, the minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, voiced frustration over Islamic State's persistent grip in Syria and Iraq despite what he said was a near two-year long effort by the U.S.-led coalition involving 65 countries.

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