ANKARA, Oct 17 – Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized control of nine areas, including the village of Dabiq, from Daesh on Sunday, largely achieving border security between the Turkish towns of Kilis and Karkamis, the country’s military said on Monday. Taking control of Dabiq had eliminated the threat to Turkey from rockets fired by the jihadists,
By Angus McDowall and Tom Perry BEIRUT, Oct 16 – Syrian rebels said they captured the village of Dabiq from Daesh on Sunday, forcing the jihadist group from a stronghold where it had promised to fight a final, apocalyptic battle with the West. Its defeat at Dabiq, long a mainstay of Daesh’s propaganda, underscores the
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Oct 3 – Syrian rebels backed by Turkey and a U.S.-led coalition are closing in on the Daesh-held village of Dabiq, the site of an apocalyptic prophesy central to the militant group’s ideology. Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel groups have been pushing southwards into Daesh’s territory in an operation backed by Turkey since Aug.