Turkish military says almost taken control of Syria's al-Bab

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 17, 2017 3:21 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish military said on Friday it was nearing the end of its operation to take control of the northern Syrian city of al-Bab from Islamic State and that the jihadists' resistance had largely been broken.

Turkey launched an incursion into Syria last August in support of rebels there, in a bid to drive Islamic State out of a stretch of territory close to the border and prevent Kurdish militia fighters from seizing ground in their wake.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Daren Butler)