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Turkey takes bigger role in fight for Syrian town

By SARAH EL DEEB The Associated Press

This article was originally published January 12, 2017 at 3:40 a.m. Updated January 12, 2017 at 3:40 a.m.

Nearly two months into the assault, Turkey has become bogged down in a bloody fight to retake the Islamic State extremist group's last stronghold in northern Syria. It has been forced to pour in troops, take the lead in the battle from its Syrian allies and reach out to Russia for aerial support.

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