Turkey-backed Syrian forces seize strategic al-Bab hills

By REUTERS
February 8, 2017 11:35

ANKARA - Syrian rebel forces supported by Turkish armed forces seized control of strategically important hills around the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab after operations launched overnight, Turkey's military said on Wednesday.

It said in a written statement that 58 Islamic State militants were killed in air strikes, artillery fire and clashes as part of those operations.


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