Turkish-backed Syrian rebels fully capture al-Bab from the Islamic State group


24th February 2017

24 FEBRUARY: ALEPPO, SYRIA – Young children stand in a destroyed street in the northwestern border town of al-Bab  after Turkish-backed Syrian rebels fully captured the town from the Islamic State (IS) group. Al-Bab, just 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of the Turkish border, was the last IS stronghold in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.

(Photo credit: NAZEER AL-KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)


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