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Mattis eyes moving away from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters

By Reuters
02 December 2017   |   4:00 pm
Speaking on a military plane en route to Cairo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages, he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of arming Syrian Kurdish fighters.

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