Arab forces to lead fight to recapture Raqqa from Isis, US says

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US seeks to reassure Turkey that Kurdish troops will not be in a position to take over Sunni Arab city in Syria

Arab forces will lead the fight to recapture Raqqa from Islamic State, the US has said, as it seeks to soothe Turkish concerns that Kurdish troops could take over the predominantly Sunni Arab city in Syria.

Ankara, which wants to prioritise the removal of the US-backed Kurdish YPG forces from northern Syria, has reiterated its hostility towards the involvement of Kurds in the Syrian Democratic Forces, the coalition of Kurdish and Arab fighters that has been on the offensive in the area.

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