IS ousted from Turkish-Syrian border
ISLAMIC State jihadists were expelled from their last positions along the Turkish-Syrian border as Syrian forces again laid seige to rebel strongholds in war-torn Aleppo.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said his nation’s forces and Syrian rebels had pushed back “terrorist organisations” on its border with Syria, depriving the IS of a key transit point for recruits and supplies.
“From Azaz to Jarabulus, our 91kilometre [56-mile] border has been completely secured,” Mr Yildirim said during a televised speech while visiting the southeastern city of Diyarbakir.
The news comes as Syrian troops renewed the siege of rebel-held parts of Aleppo as Washington and Moscow failed to reach a deal on stemming the violence. –