The Islamic Front to meet U.S officials soon
The Islamic Front to meet U.S officials soon
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Syrian opposition sources said that Syrian militants ' commanders from the Islamic Front which seized control of bases belonging to Western-backed rebels last week are due to hold talks with U.S. officials in Turkey in coming days.

The talks could also decide the future direction of the Islamic Front, which is engaged in a standoff with yet more radical fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant .

A rebel fighter with the Islamic Front said he expected the talks in Turkey to discuss whether the United States would help arm the front and assign to it responsibility for maintaining order in the militant-held areas of northern Syria.

Diplomatic sources in Turkey said that U.S envoy to Syria "Robert Ford" was expected in Istanbul soon but his schedule was not yet confirmed.

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