Syria's al-Bab to Aleppo highway under full control: Turkish military
ANKARA - Reuters
AA photoTurkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters besieging Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-controlled al-Bab have gained full control of the highway linking the town to Aleppo with intense ground and air fire support, the Turkish military said on Dec. 21.
In its daily round-up of the near four-month-old "Euphrates Shield" operation to push ISIL away from the border area, the army said Turkish warplanes had destroyed 48 ISIL targets and killed 15 militants.
Four Turkish soldiers were slightly wounded when the vehicle they were travelling in was damaged by a roadside blast, it added.