Turkish-backed rebels "cleansing" Syrian town of Islamic State - Turkish minister

By REUTERS
August 25, 2016 11:32

 
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Syrian rebels backed by Turkey have taken control of the Syrian town of Jarablus from Islamic State fighters to prevent Kurdish forces from seizing a new swathe of territory on Turkey's southern border, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said.

In an interview with Turkey's NTV channel on Thursday, the minister also said Turkish-backed rebels were "cleansing" Jarablus of Islamic State, who had controlled the strategic town.

Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered one of Islamic State's last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border on Wednesday, in Turkey's first major US-backed incursion into its southern neighbor.

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