Turkish troops and Syria rebels enter Islamic State-held town

Tupolev Tu-95MS long-range strategic bomber

At least 60 civilians have been killed and tens of others wounded over the past six days by Turkish shelling on the Syrian city of al-Bab, as part of the operation against the Islamic State (IS) group, which is in control of that key city in northern Syria, a monitor group reported on Monday. The Kurdish outlet Rudaw notes that the YPG denied the death of any of its fighters, instead claiming that the YPG "damaged" Turkish vehicles and protesting that Turkey had "violated" the sovereignty of Rojava, which the YPG considers the Syrian region of Kurdistan. "We will not put Manbij under Turkish control", Muslim said.

The Turkish military is now supporting the Free Syrian Army fighters in liberating Al-Bab, a strategic town held by ISIL in northern Syria. They also agreed to expand military coordination during the operation against militants from Daesh and other extremist groups in Syria.

The Russian Defense Ministry has also confirmed the unintentional strike, killing Turkish servicemen in Syria. "The chiefs of the [Russian and Turkish] general staffs agreed to closer coordinate joint actions and exchange information about the situation on the ground". It did not confirm that Turkish troops are in the town's center.

The Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to improve security, support coalition forces, and eliminate the terror threat along the Turkish border using FSA fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets. "They retreated towards the Turkish side of the border", a YPJ officer told ARA News.

Turkish-backed rebels boasted on their social media accounts, Tuesday, about targeting the Kurdish forces in the northern countryside of Aleppo. Capturing the city is of strategic importance to Turkey in order to prevent the Syrian Kurds taking it and unifying their own territories.

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