WASHINGTON, -- The US congratulated Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces for retaking the Syrian town of Dabiq from Daesh on Sunday.
"I welcome today's news that Syrian opposition forces liberated the Syrian town of Dabiq from Daesh control, aided by strong support from our ally Turkey and our international coalition," said Secretary of Defence Ash Carter.
Carter described the achievement as "more than just the latest military result" as the town "held symbolic importance" to the "barbaric group."
Daesh carried out "unspeakable atrocities in Dabiq, named its English-language magazine after the town and claimed it would be the site of a final victory for the so-called caliphate," he said.
The town's liberation gives the global anti-Daesh coalition campaign "new momentum" in Syria, said Carter.
Source: Nam News Network