February 8, 2017 / 12:39 PM / 8 months ago

Turkey-backed forces take control of outer districts of Syria's al-Bab - PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish-backed Syrian rebel forces have taken control of the outer districts of the Islamic State-held city of al-Bab in northern Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday.

“Currently the town is besieged from every side. The outer districts of the town have been brought under control,” Yildirim told a news conference in Ankara broadcast live.

Reporting by Daren Butler; Writing by Nick Tattersall

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