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