IS supporters escape as Turkish troops near key Syrian town

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkish forces approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria on Sunday, setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Islamic State supporters to escape from a camp for displaced people near a U.S.-led coalition base, Syrian Kurdish officials said.

A U.S. military official said the situation across northeastern Syria was “deteriorating rapidly” and that American forces no longer control ground communications with the Syrian Kurdish fighters they had previously partnered with. The official, who was not authorized to disclose operational details and spoke on condition of anonymity, said U.S. troops on the ground are at risk of being “isolated” and could clash with Turkey-backed Syrian forces.

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