Syrian rebels advance on symbolic IS-held town of Dabiq

Syrian rebels advance on symbolic IS-held town of Dabiq
 

At least 15 Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have been killed in clashes with Islamic State militants, as they move on the group's stronghold of Dabiq.
A monitoring group reported that the rebels were killed by landmines that exploded while they attempted to secure the village of Turkman Barih.
One rebel commander said he expected to reach Dabiq, which is about 5km (3 miles) to the west, within 48 hours.
Dabiq holds great symbolic value to IS and features heavily in its propaganda.
The small town is named in Islamic apocalyptic prophecies as the site of an end-of-times showdown between Muslims... read more

 
3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 30
Source: BBC
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