30 Civilians Killed, Many Others Wounded After ISIS Attack in Syria’s al-Bab

Smoke rises from al-Bab city, northern Aleppo province, Syria October 26, 2016. (REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi)
Smoke rises from al-Bab city, northern Aleppo province, Syria October 26, 2016. (REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi)

At least 30 civilians were killed and many others were wounded on Sunday after Islamic State launched an attack in the Syrian town of al-Bab to prevent people from fleeing, the Turkish military said in a statement on Monday.

Syrian rebels supported by Turkish troops have laid siege to the Islamic State-held town for weeks under the “Euphrates Shield” operation launched by Turkey nearly four months ago to sweep the Sunni hardliners and Kurdish fighters from its Syrian border.

SOURCE: Reuters