US, Turkey finalizing plans to establish Islamic State-free zone along Syrian border

July 27, 2015 10:11 AM

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State out of a strip of land along the Turkey-Syria border, deepening efforts to halt the extremists' advances.

A U.S. official says the "Islamic State-free zone" aims to ensure greater security and stability along the border. However, the official says any joint military efforts with Turkey would not include the imposition of a no-fly zone.

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