As reported by Reuters, citing data from the Ministry of defence of Turkey, the armed opposition groups is almost completely captured al-Bab, which lies 30 kilometers from the Turkish border and began to sweep the village from the militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization).
According to the soldier of the brigade of Sultan Murad, who participated in the assault, the terrorists hiding in their dug underground tunnels. “The remaining militants – mostly bombers. In addition, every meter of the city is mined”, – he said.
The battle for al-Bab began in December when the town came Turkish troops and armed opposition groups. To the South it broke the government army, which is fighting for the populated point of Deir Hafer in the province of Aleppo.
According to the Iranian Fars news Agency loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s forces also continued their offensive on ISIS to the West and South of Palmyra. Currently, the army gets additional reinforcements to attempt to storm the city, re-captured by terrorists in early December.