Turkey's Erdogan says operation to capture Syria's al-Bab almost complete

By REUTERS
December 23, 2016 15:06




ANKARA  - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey's operation to capture the northern Syrian town of al-Bab was almost complete.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of a natural gas terminal in the coastal town of Izmir, Erdogan said the Free Syrian Army, with the backing of Turkish forces, would soon capture al-Bab.

The Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have been besieging the Islamic State-held town of al-Bab for weeks, while clashes between the jihadists and rebels have intensified in recent days.


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