U.S. embassy warns of potential attack in southeast Turkey

December 3, 2014 7:35 PM

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Wednesday it had received reports that "extremist groups" may be planning an attack against a Syrian opposition group in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep.

It did not specify who might be targeting the Western-backed body, which sees itself as a government-in-exile but has little influence over rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad in a conflict that has been complicated by the successes of rival hardline Islamist groups.

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