Turkey claims to have killed YPG fighter in cross-border clashes
The Turkey-backed rebels have been pressing a major offensive on Al Bab, 30km south of the Turkish border, since November.
On August 24, 2016, the Turkish Air Force and special ground forces kicked off Operation Euphrates Shield inside Syria in a declared bid to rid the border area of Daesh terrorists and fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Democratic Union Party (PYD). They also agreed to expand military coordination during the operation against militants from Daesh and other extremist groups in Syria. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım issued a statement also claiming that Turkish soldiers and their allies in the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a mostly Arab anti-Syrian government militia, now "largely" controlled al-Bab, currently held by the Islamic State.
The Turkish Army and Turkey-backed rebels of the Euphrates Shield have been bombing Tel Rifaat since Tuesday.
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Report informs citing the Turkish media that the statement came from Turkish Armed Forces General Staff said.
"Our forces entered the centre", he added, saying it was "only a matter of time" before the alliance of Turkish forces and rebels took control of the town.
Erdogan, speaking in Istanbul, said Al-Bab "is now besieged from all fronts". "They retreated towards the Turkish side of the border", a YPJ officer told ARA News.
FSA forces, which are being backed by Turkish artillery and air strikes, have been trying to capture al-Bab from ISIL since December past year. Capturing the city is of strategic importance to Turkey in order to prevent the Syrian Kurds taking it and unifying their own territories.
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