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U.S. commander sees recapture of Islamic State strongholds in six months - spokesman | Reuters

WASHINGTON The top U.S. commander in Iraq believes U.S.-backed forces will recapture Islamic State's two major strongholds -- the cities of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq -- within the next six months, his spokesman said on Wednesday.U.S. Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend was quoted telling the Associated Press that "within the next six months I think we'll see both (the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) conclude."

Townsend's spokesman, Air Force Colonel John Dorrian, confirmed the remarks to Reuters.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali)

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Updated Date: Feb 09, 2017 00:02 AM

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