January 20, 2017 / 1:48 PM / 3 years ago

Islamic State car bomb kills five Turkish soldiers near Syria's al-Bab: army

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Five Turkish soliders were killed and nine wounded on Friday in a car bomb attack by Islamic State militants in the Suflaniyah area near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, the Turkish military said in a statement.

The Turkish army and Syrian rebels launched an operation in August to drive the jihadists away from the border region and have besieged the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab for weeks.

Reporting by Yesim Dikmen; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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