22:43 GMT26 January 2021
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    The United States and Turkey continue to hammer out the scope of Turkish military involvement in the offensive to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Daesh (outlawed in many countries), Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Colonel John Dorrian told reporters in a briefing on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Daesh captured the Syrian city of Raqqa in 2013.

    "As far as a role for Turkey, we have made clear for many weeks and months that we are open to a Turkish role to defeat ISIS [Daesh] in Raqqa," Dorrian said. "We don't know what that role will be but talk through military and diplomatic channels every day and we'll just let that process work itself out."

    In February, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan indicated that Turkish military forces would seek to march on Raqqa if Ankara reaches agreement with Washington.

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