IS ousted from Turk­ish-Syr­ian bor­der

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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. –

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