Potential showdown in eastern Syria over IS-held territory

FILE – In this July 22, 2017 file photo, Arab and Kurdish fighters with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), move to the front line to battle Islamic State group militants, in Raqqa, Syria. As U.S.-allied fighters hurtle down the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, a showdown could ensue between the U.S. and Russia, whose allies are racing to take over the same strategic oil-rich territory from IS. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)


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