DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 26, 2016, 9:46 AM (IDT)
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday in Paris that while coalition forces are fighting to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS, other Western forces are preparing for an offensive to capture Raqqa, the terrorist organization's capital in Syria. Carter made the statement after meeting his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, at a ceremony for the announcement of a new French government office under the Defense Ministry that will be responsible for the war on terror.
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