Sunday, October 16, 2016

Turkish and Syrians rebels seize Dabiq from ISIL
Syrian opposition fighters backed by Turkey forces take control of the northern Syrian town of Dabiq, which is held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
Forces said they seized the town on Sunday following heavy shelling and months of air strikes. Dabiq is considered a major ISIL stronghold with symbolic importance to the group, also known as ISIS.
Moments after the announcement, a suicide bombing was reported during a raid in Gaziantep, a town along the Turkey-Syria border.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his speech on Saturday that once the areas are retaken from ISIL, some of the nearly three million Syrian refugees in Turkey could return to their homes.
Media agencies

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