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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels attack ISIS’s Dabiq

Dabiq is symbolically important to the extremist group because it is the site of an apocalyptic Islamic prophesy

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels began an attack on the ISIS-held village of Dabiq in northwestern Syria on Saturday, a rebel commander involved in the campaign and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Dabiq is symbolically important to the extremist group because it is the site of an apocalyptic Islamic prophesy, and ISIS has stationed around 1,200 of its fighters there said the Observatory, a Britain-based war monitor.