Turkey-backed Syria rebels capture Dabiq from IS: monitor

Beirut, Oct 16 Turkish-backed rebel fighters today captured the northern Syrian town of Dabiq from the Islamic State jihadist group, a monitoring group said.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebels "captured Dabiq after IS members withdrew from the area".

Dabiq holds crucial ideological importance for IS because of a Sunni prophecy that states it will be the site of an end-of-times battle between Christian forces and Muslims.


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