The battle for Al Bab

Breaking news: Al Bab, Syria. 23 February, 2017. Sharif Katib, a Free Syrian army commander, has confirmed to Images Live early morning today that the Turkish forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are now in control of the entire city of Al Bab.
The Turkish forces and the FSA were able to seize the city, in spite of the fierce resistance from the remaining Islamic State fighters in the city, by means of intense warplanes airstrikes and heavy artillery fire. A number of dead bodies are now laying on the ground in Al Bab. The Islamic State had built an intricate network of tunnels below the city, and it is not known yet whether they will carry out a counterattack.

Photographer: Juma Muhammad/IMAGESLIVE