The Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, denounced that Turkish bombers killed 18 of his relatives in the city of Al-Bab, during an interview with Al-Mayadeen TV Channel on Sunday.

Hassoun already lost his only son, Sariyah, during the early days of the Syrian conflict, when the latter was assassinated by rebels on his way back home from college in the western Aleppo countryside.

For several months, Turkish forces have been trying to take the city of Al-Bab from Islamic State (ISIS) militants in what is known as Operation Euphrates Shield.

Despite their material and manpower advantage, Turkey is still not able to capture the city from ISIS forces.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Armed Forces keep advancing south of al-Bab towards Deir Hafer, another ISIS bastion.

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jojo
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2017-02-19 01:20

It is in large part due to Turkey that Syria became infested with the rebels, al-Nusra and ISIS in the first place.

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Nestor Arapa
2017-02-19 04:23
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tienes toda la razón…

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Stern Daler
2017-02-19 02:49

Create a no fly zone for the Turkish invaders. Use the Syrian air defense.

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Hind Abyad
2017-02-19 00:43

When is it going to stop? I thought trump wanted to stop it

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Nestor Arapa
2017-02-19 04:29

Los radicales religiosos odian al gran Mufti por declarar sobre el Islam lo siguiente: “no hay guerra santa, porque una guerra nunca puede ser santo, es la paz si es santo”…

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-02-19 08:01
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Doesn’t comply with Surat 9! It’s a warrior religion, my friend.

Stepan
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2017-02-19 13:09

How Grand Mufti’s relatives could live in ISIS-occupied Al-Bab? I would think that ISIS would kill everyone who has any ties to government or who’s being state representative.

Aaron Weismann
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2017-02-19 14:32
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Many remain in hiding and don’t reveal themselves. This has been true of former pro-government soldiers as well as relatives of those fighting for Syrian government.