In Syria, auto bomb kills scores in area recaptured from Islamic State

Syria Turkey seeks help of Int'l community to support population of Raqqah

They have recaptured several towns from the Islamic State group (IS), including Jarabulus and Al-Rai near the border after a lightning advance. "There were bodies everywhere".

According to Ankara, its military now controls a swath of territory 1,925 square kilometers in size, and numbering 230 districts.

IS militants who withdrew from the town still control areas around it.

Syrian opposition activists say a second vehicle bomb exploded on Friday near the town of al-Bab in northern Syria, killing at least eight civilians.

Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield on August 24, 2016, declaring that it was exercising its right to self-defense codified under U.N. Charter Article 51. There are less than 100 ISIS militants hiding in al-Bab, according to The National.

FSA forces have launched operations in cooperation with the Turkish military in al-Bab since December 8 in 2016, surrounding the IS-held city from the northeast and the west.

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Reports state that a suicide bomber targeted a checkpoint manned by Free Syrian Army rebels which was crowded with civilians on early Friday in the Sousian village, which is located northwest of al-Bab.

Last week, the Turkish military hit 18 Islamic State targets in al-Bab, Reuters reported.

"These people have suffered a lot.it was very hard, and they have been waiting for this moment" to return home, al-Tawil said.

The capture of al-Bab achieved those aims.

The United Nations' Syria envoy, Staffan de Mistura, convened separate meetings with representatives of the government and opposition delegations Thursday morning, ahead of a planned welcome ceremony and bilateral talks later in the day.

Speaking to reporters in Turkey's southern Antalya province on Friday, Cavusoglu said Turkey now hoped the new US administration would keep the promises made by the previous one.

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