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In the global revulsion at the past week's terror attacks in four Muslim countries, the United States and its allies have a new opportunity to build a unified command against Daesh (ISIS) and other extremists. But as the U.S. seeks to broaden this counterterrorism alliance, it should be careful about partnering with Russia – unless Moscow distances itself from a Syrian regime that many Sunni Muslims despise.A sign of how unpopular these attacks are with Muslims is that Daesh isn't taking credit for the attacks in Turkey and Saudi Arabia – even though it's widely seen as the likely perpetrator – and that other Islamist groups are condemning the violence, especially the bombing in the holy city of Madina.Syria is the test case: The Russians have been asking the U.S. for months to share targeting information about Daesh and Nusra Front positions in Syria, so that Russian forces can attack the jihadis and avoid hitting groups that, in theory, are working with the U.S.If the U.S. offers strong leadership now, it can repair that breach – and help organize a military and intelligence alliance against a common threat.
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