Turkish-backed Syria fighters advancing on IS-held Dabiq

Free Syrian Army fighters battle Islamic State jihadists in Yahmoul in the Marj Dabiq area on October 10, 2016Turkish-backed fighters were advancing Saturday on the northern Syrian town of Dabiq, which has become a rallying cry for the Islamic State group as the prophesied scene of an end-of-days battle. To Dabiq,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in televised comments in the Black Sea province of Rize. Turkey launched an unprecedented operation inside Syria on August 24, helping Syrian rebels to rid its frontier of IS jihadists and Syrian Kurdish militia.

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