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No joint operation between Russia and Turkey in Syria's al-Bab, Turkey says
December 29, 2016 / 7:56 AM / 9 months ago

No joint operation between Russia and Turkey in Syria's al-Bab, Turkey says

People inspect a hole in the ground filled with water in a damaged site after airstrikes on the rebel held Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail/Files

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - There is no joint operation between Turkey and Russia against Islamic State in Syria’s al-Bab, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

Cavusoglu also told broadcaster AHaber that the United States was not giving air support to the Turkey-backed operation in Syria due to pressure from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Daren Butler

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