US says claim it supported IS in Syria is ‘ludicrous’

Syrian opposition fighters fire towards positions held by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in al-BabImage copyright

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Syrian rebels and Turkish troops have been trying to take the town of al-Bab from IS

The US has described as “ludicrous” a claim by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that it supported so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner there was no was basis for such an accusation.

The Turkish leader earlier said he had evidence and also said the US had supported the Kurdish YPG and PYD groups.

Turkish troops have

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