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What could go wrong? Obama mulls arming Syrian Kurds against ISIS

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The US may send weapons to Kurdish militias in Syria, hoping to launch a major offensive against ISIS while Obama is in office, the New York Times said, citing government sources. The plan would put the US on collision course with both Turkey and Syrian “rebels.”

President Barack Obama “has told aides that he wants an offensive well under way before he leaves office that is aimed at routing the Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] from Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital in northern Syria,”the Times reported Wednesday, citing five senior US officials who wished to remain anonymous. – READ MORE

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