Al-Bab - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Al-Bab


Suicide bomber kills 51 near Syria town taken from ISIS

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:25 PM

3rd UPDATE The bomber blows up a vehicle packed with explosives outside a rebel command center in the village of Susian

REBELS. Turkish-backed Syrian rebels dance on a street in the northwestern border town of al-Bab on February 23, 2017 after they fully captured the town from the Islamic State (ISIS) group. Al-Bab, just 25 kilometers (15 miles) south of the Turkish border, was the last IS stronghold in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Photo by Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP

Erdogan: Turkish army close to taking ISIS-held town

Feb 12, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it is only a matter of time before the alliance of Turkish forces and rebels takes control of Al Bab

Turkey-backed-opposition fighters advance in an armoured personnel carrier on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of al-Bab in a bid to enter the city and retake control of it from the Islamic State (IS) group on February 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Saleh ABO GHALOUN