#Syria|Turkey-backed Syrian rebels on edge of IS bastion al-Bab

The Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army is “on hold” on the edge of the strategic Syrian town of al-Bab, an commander from the rebel group has said.

Fighters have been less than a kilometre from the Islamic State-held north Syrian town for two weeks, awaiting orders to begin the offensive of the stronhold.

“We drive to the al-Bab frontline every day back and forth. We have been told not to start the offensive to capture the centre of the town. We are on hold,” an FSA commander told Turkey’s Daily Sabah newspaper.

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