Turkish-backed Syrian opposition captures Dabiq from IS

October 16, 2016 9:20 AM

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BEIRUT – Syrian opposition fighters backed by Turkey say they have captured the town of Dabiq, which holds symbolic significance, from the Islamic State group.

A commander of the Syrian opposition Hamza Brigade says Islamic State fighters put up "minimal" resistance to defend the town Sunday morning.

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