In this picture taken from the Turkish-Syrian border region near Kilis on May 7, 2016, smoke rises as ISIS targets are bombed on the Syrian side of the border. / AFP / ILYAS AKENGIN
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Hundreds of Syrian rebels are preparing to launch an operation to capture a town held by ISIS at the border with Turkey, a senior Syrian rebel said on Sunday, a move that would frustrate Kurdish hopes to expand further in that area.Jarablus, located on the western bank of the Euphrates river, is the last significant town held by the militant Islamist group on Syria's border with Turkey.By taking Jarablus themselves, the rebel groups would preclude an assault on the town by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of Kurdish-dominated militias who on Aug. 6 took the city of Manbij, 20 miles (30km) to the south, from ISIS.
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