Threat to Syrian town tests patience for U.S. strategy




 
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October 9th, 2014  
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Topic: Threat to Syrian town tests patience for U.S. strategy


By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The threat from Islamic State fighters to the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani is an early test of the U.S.-led coalition's patience for a military strategy that at the moment cannot hold ground in Syria. As President Barack Obama met with top brass at the Pentagon on Wednesday, his administration sought to set low expectations for what U.S.-led air strikes could accomplish in Syria's ground war, and acknowledged Kobani may fall into the clutch of Islamic State, also known as ISIL, in the days ahead. ...




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