Turkey-backed opposition forces advance inside Daesh-held al-Bab

Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces say they have advanced inside the Daesh-held town of al-Bab, in northern Syria, the Associated Press reported on Saturday

The opposition forces announced Saturday on Twitter that they had taken the city’s silos and sports complex in its southwestern districts. The coalition’s operations room released a video on social media showing its fighters at the gates of the Hikma hospital. Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group also reported the hospital’s capture.

Meanwhile, AFP cited a statement by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: “Turkish forces and allied rebels in the Euphrates Shield campaign entered the western edge of the town and took control of a number of areas.”


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