Turkey gave coalition forces about 20 minutes notice before launching airstrikes on Kurdish troops in Syria this week, potentially putting American forces in the region at risk, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Kerry met with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and with the U.N. envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. He said progress was being made toward an understanding on how to reduce the violence in Aleppo but that more work was needed.
By Thomas Gibbons-Neff
The Washington Post
U.S.-backed forces fighting in northeastern Syria have encircled a key Syrian town occupied by the Islamic State, Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter said last Thursday. Much of their recent fighting has been relegated to northern Syria and, in the months to come, it is unclear how much support they will need to enter and seize Raqqa.