December 29, 2016 / 8:07 AM / a year ago

No joint operation between Russia and Turkey in Syria's al-Bab, Turkey says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - There is no joint operation between Turkey and Russia against Islamic State in Syria’s al-Bab, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

Cavusoglu also told broadcaster AHaber that the United States was not giving air support to the Turkey-backed operation in Syria due to pressure from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Daren Butler

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