By Izzet Mazi
Twelve Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters injured during clashes with Daesh terrorists in northern Syria were brought to Turkey's southern Kilis province for treatment on Thursday.
According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent in Kilis, the FSA fighters were wounded during fighting for Al-Bab.
The injured men received treatment at Kilis State Hospital, close to Turkey’s border with northern Syria.
Earlier in the day, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said the FSA, backed by the Turkish military, had taken control of "almost all" of Al-Bab.
“Almost all of Al-Bab is under control now, and a sweep operation is ongoing," Isik told reporters in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir.
The Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield aims to provide security, support U.S.-led coalition forces and eliminate the terrorist presence along Syria’s northern border with Turkey.
The operation, which began last summer, relies heavily on FSA fighters backed by Turkish artillery and air support.