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U.S. says Islamic State's Syria stronghold could be isolated in weeks

Reuters India Wednesday, 8 February 2017 ()
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it expects U.S.-backed forces on the ground to nearly isolate Islamic State's Syria stronghold of Raqqa in coming weeks, setting the stage for a push to seize the city.
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The U.S. military says it expects U.S.-backed forces on the ground to nearly isolate Islamic State's Syria stronghold of Raqqa in the coming weeks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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