The Turkish General staff announced the liberation of the Syrian city of al-Bab from IG

Turkish troops and detachments of the Syrian opposition has established control over the town of al-Bab in Syria. It is reported by Anadolu news Agency with reference to the General staff of the Turkish armed forces.

The soldiers of the Syrian free army, which, with the support of the Turkish military completely cleared the city of militants, began demining operations.

As reported by one of the field commanders of the FSA, Ahmad al-Sahabi, opposition forces completely control al-Bab. The promotion of opposition groups is hampered by mines set by terrorists.

The operation to clear the town from ISIS began after the Turkish armed forces and opposition forces liberated the areas between Azaz and Jerablus.

Near the town of al-Bab over the past several months of fierce fighting. The original exemption of the settlement was announced on 16 February, however, fighting continued after that.

Turkey spends more than six months in Syria “operation Shield of the Euphrates”. Its main goal — the destruction in the neighboring territories of the militants and the liberation of the occupied settlements. Also before the military was tasked to oust from the border areas of the Kurdish militias and the creation in these territories of a security zone.

In Russia, the “Islamic state” (IG) is included in the list of terrorist organizations, for participation in activities which provide for criminal liability.