Middle East

US envoy in anti-IS battle: 'perverse caliphate' shrinking

FILE -- In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama's envoy to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State, Brett McGurk speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq. McGurk said he visited northern Syria over the weekend to review the ongoing fight against the extremist group, marking the first visit by a senior administration official to Syria since the beginning of the U.S.-led campaign against IS in Aug





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