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| 22 September, 2017

Iraq reconstruction conference in Kuwait planned for early 2018

The U.S. presidential envoy to the coalition fighting insurgent group Islamic State said that Kuwait would hold a conference on reconstruction in Iraq early next year.

Brett McGurk, the United States' new envoy to the coalition it leads against Islamic State, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, December 9, 2015.

Brett McGurk, the United States' new envoy to the coalition it leads against Islamic State, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, December 9, 2015.

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NEW YORK - The U.S. presidential envoy to the coalition fighting insurgent group Islamic State said on Friday that Kuwait would hold a conference on reconstruction in Iraq early next year.

The envoy, Brett McGurk, also told reporters that military rules of engagement with Russia aimed at avoiding conflicts in Syria were unchanged from previous arrangement.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Doina Chiacu) ((eric.walsh@thomsonreuters.com; 1-202-898-8457; Reuters Messaging: eric.walsh.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))