U.S. envoy visited Kurdish-held Syrian north

February 1, 2016 3:34 PM

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U.S. envoy visited Kurdish-held Syrian north

BEIRUT A senior U.S. official visited Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria at the weekend to assess progress in the campaign against Islamic State, a U.S. official said, and a Syrian Kurdish official said he landed at a Kurdish-held airport in the area.

"We can confirm that Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk completed a two day visit to northern Syria this weekend to assess progress in the campaign to degrade and destroy ISIL," the U.S. official said, using an acronym for Islamic State.

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