Turkey says ISIS driven from Turkish-Syrian border

September 5, 2016 4:15 AM

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Turkey says ISIS driven from Turkish-Syrian border

BEIRUT – Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels expelled the Islamic State group from the last strip of territory it controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border on Sunday, effectively sealing the extremists' self-styled caliphate off from the outside world, Turkey's prime minister and a Syrian opposition group reported.

Also on Sunday, Syrian pro-government forces backed by airstrikes launched a wide offensive in the northern city of Aleppo, capturing areas they lost last month and besieging rebel-held neighborhoods, state media and opposition activists said.

Also read: Fighting Returns to Aleppo After Cease-Fire Ends

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