US anti-IS envoy visits Syria

Qamishli / AFP

A delegation including senior US diplomat Brett McGurk met with members of a Kurd-Arab alliance fighting the IS extremist group inside Syria on Saturday, Kurdish sources said on Sunday. The visit appeared to be the first by a senior US government official inside Syrian territory. McGurk, who is US President Barack Obama’s envoy to an international coalition fighting IS, was accompanied by French and UK officials.

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