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Turkey Offers Military Bases to U.S.-Led Coalition

The U.S. said Turkey agreed to help train Syrian rebels and allow use of its military bases as part of the campaign against Islamic State, as Turkish officials cast doubt on the extent of the accord.

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said yesterday that Turkey has made a “new commitment” in the fight against the jihadist group. Her comments followed U.S. efforts to persuade Turkey to play a bigger role in the fight against Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq and is gaining territory along the Turkish border.