Troops of the Syrian opposition with the support of Turkey took control of several areas of the city al-Bab. This is with reference to information of the Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim, reports Reuters.
“Syrian rebel forces, with the support of Turkey has taken control of the periphery of the town of al-Bab in Northern Syria, pushing the troops of the “Islamic state”, – quotes Agency of Binali Yildirim.
“At the moment the city is besieged from all sides. The outer areas of the city were taken under control,” said Yildirim.
Earlier, Turkish commandos captured two regional leaders of the terrorist organization “Islamic state”, the so-called emirs, in the Syrian city of al-Bab.
Earlier, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said that Ankara after the liberation from the terrorists of the ISIS city of al-Bab and other areas in the North of Syria is not going to transfer them to the government of Damascus.
“From the outset, Turkey has stated that in the framework of the operation “shield of the Euphrates,” set a clear goal – to ensure the national security of the country. We strive to protect Turkey’s borders and prevent threats from a southern direction”, – said Deputy Prime Minister.