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A woman walks past damaged buildings in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria, May 13, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Friday commended Belgian leaders for a decision to begin carrying out air strikes in Syria against Islamic State, the Pentagon said in a statement.

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