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    Kerry: US-Led Coalition Nears Full Control of Turkish-Syrian Border

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    The US-led coalition has managed to almost completely take the Syrian-Turkish border under control, John Kerry said.

    DAVOS (Sputnik) — The US-led international coalition against Daesh (Islamic State) has gained almost full control over the border between Turkey and Syria, US Secretary of State said Friday.

    "Since coming together 16 months ago, the coalition has launched almost 10,000 airstrikes. We’ve shown how effective the combination of coalition air support and ground action by local partners can be, we are eliminating terrorist leaders, we are hammering their oil wells, cash collection centers, refineries, we are closing in on the full control of the Turkey-Syria border, we have seized major portions of the strategic highway between Daesh’s two remaining strongholds, Mosul and Raqqa," Kerry said.

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