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Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa

May 9, 2017 7:08 PM
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Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa

US President Donald Trump has approved supplying weapons to Kurdish forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Pentagon says.

Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be equipped to help drive IS from its stronghold, Raqqa, a spokeswoman said.

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