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October 28, 2019
U.S. Pushes Skeptical Allies to Step Up ISIS Fight in Syria
Source: Foreign Policy
Journalists Lara Seligman, Robbie Gramer
Less than two days after a U.S. special operations raid led to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, State and Defense Department officials are pushing skeptical U.S. allies to step up efforts to combat the militants and contain instability caused by a Turkish incursion into Kurdish-held territory.
But as the U.S. military continues its hastily conceived withdrawal of all but a handful of troops from Syria, experts and insiders say European and other regional allies are unlikely to contribute resources for a domestically unpopular mission spearheaded by an unreliable ally—the United States.
Read the full story and more in Foreign Policy.