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Turkey's President: the town of al-Bab soon to be liberated

Turkey’s President says Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces are facing resistance from Islamic State fighters but are close to taking the Syrian town of al-Bab from the extremists. Recep Tayyip Erdogan also told reporters Wednesday that U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters – which Turkey views as terrorists because of their affiliation to Kurdish rebels in Turkey – would soon leave the town of Manbij, in keeping with a U.S. promise to Turkey.

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