‘Syrian town of al-Bab recaptured on IS’

‘Syrian town of al-Bab recaptured on IS’

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

A rebel group known that is supported by Turkey as the Syrian city of al-Bab have recaptured. That told the Turkish prime minister Binali Yildrim in the Turkish parliament.

“Al-Bab is largely under our control. The goal now is to ensure that the jihadists is not new supply lines open,” said Yildrim.

The Syrian rebels that are al-Bab conquered would have to be supported by Turkish tanks and troops. Since August, is there by Turkey in an offensive launched under the name of ‘Euphrates Shield’ IS the Turkish borders to expel.

By the conquest of al-Bab, the likelihood of a direct confrontation between the Syrian government forces and the Turkey-supported rebels increased. The forces of president Bashar al-Assad is approaching the city from the south.


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