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Turkey's Erdogan says offensive on Syria's al-Bab to be finished soon
January 4, 2017 / 10:45 AM / 8 months ago

Turkey's Erdogan says offensive on Syria's al-Bab to be finished soon

Smoke rises from al-Bab city, northern Aleppo province, Syria October 26, 2016.Khalil Ashawi

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish-backed offensive by Syrian rebels to take the Syrian town of al-Bab from Islamic State should be finished soon, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

In a televised speech, Erdogan also said he was determined that other areas of Syria, including the town of Manbij, should be cleared by the Turkish-backed forces, referring to a town 50 km (30 miles) east of al-Bab.

Reporting by Daren Butler; Writing by Nick Tattersall

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