Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seize control in almost all of al-Bab, minister says

By REUTERS
February 23, 2017 15:14
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ISTANBUL, Feb 23 - Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have seized control of almost all of Syria's al-Bab and are now working to find and clear mines, Turkey's defense minister told state-run Anadolu news agency on Thursday.

The Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkish tanks, warplanes and special forces, have entered the center of al-Bab, a town they have been besieging for weeks, Isik said in an interview with Anadolu.


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