Rebel fighters stand with their weapons on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, Syria February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters resumed a major offensive inside the ISIS-held city of al-Bab Thursday, a day after they broke through ISIS defenses in its remaining stronghold in Aleppo province.A rebel commander in the Euphrates Shield forces said fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), working with Turkish commanders, were moving forward from territory near the western gates of the city they had stormed Wednesday.Syrian government forces have also advanced on al-Bab from the south, bringing them close to their Turkish and rebel enemies in one of the most complex battlefields of the six-year-old conflict
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