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Gen. Joseph Votel makes secret visit to Syria

Gen. Joseph Votel makes secret visit to Syria

On a secret trip to Syria, the new commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Saturday he felt a moral obligation to enter a war zone to check on his troops and make his own assessment of progress in organizing local Arab and Kurd fighters for what has been a slow campaign to push the Islamic State out of Syria.

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