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U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis to talk Islamic State, Syria in Middle East

Reuters Monday, 17 April 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On his first trip as U.S defense secretary to parts of the Middle East and Africa, Jim Mattis will focus on the fight against Islamic State and articulating President Donald Trump's policy toward Syria, officials and experts say.His trip may give clarity to adversaries and allies alike about the Trump administration's tactics in the fight against Islamic State militants and its willingness to use military power more liberally than former President Barack Obama did.
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Experts and officials said U.S defense secretary Jim Mattis will focus on the fight against Islamic State on his first trip to parts of the Middle East and Africa. He will also supposedly articulate President Donald Trump's policy toward Syria. His trip could give clarity to adversaries and allies...

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