Turkish-backed opposition force
takes key town of Dabiq from IS



Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces have captured the symbolically significant town of Dabiq from the Islamic State group, the factions said yesterday morning.
A commander of the Syrian opposition Hamza Brigade said Islamic State fighters put up “minimal” resistance to defend the northern Syrian town before withdrawing in the direction of the much larger IS-held town of al-Bab to the south.
Saif Abu Bakr said some 2,000 opposition fighters pushed into Dabiq with tank and artillery support from the Turkish army. The commander said the extremists left the town heavily mined.
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16 October 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: Scotsman
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