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Preparations for final operation on Syria's al-Bab under way - Turkish deputy PM
December 12, 2016 / 7:50 PM / a year ago

Preparations for final operation on Syria's al-Bab under way - Turkish deputy PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Preparations are under way for a final operation by Turkish-backed rebels on the Islamic State-controlled city of al-Bab in northern Syria, Turkish deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.

Syrians walk over rubble of damaged buildings, while carrying their belongings, as they flee clashes between government forces and rebels in Tariq al-Bab and al-Sakhour neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo towards other rebel held besieged areas of Aleppo, Syria November 28, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Speaking at a news conference after a cabinet meeting, Kurtulmus also said humanitarian aid shipments to Syria’s Aleppo city should not depend on the establishment of a ceasefire and called on the international community to help set up an aid convoy.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; editing by Andrew Roche

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