Operation of the Turkish armed forces in Syria under the name of "The Shield Euphrates" has reached the goal, it was stated by the head of the Turkish General Staff Hulusi Akar.
"Al-Bab under control tasks scheduled at the beginning of the operations have been achieved", - quotes him RIA "Novosti" with reference to Reuters.
He said that the people of the city will be provided with assistance for the normalization of life and for their return to their homes.
On Friday, the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces said that within the framework started in December 9 2016, the operation a significant part of the Syrian Al-Baba is under control of the Turkish army and the Syrian opposition, the formation of which made it to the living quarters.
At the same time, the Syrian ambassador to the UN, Bashar Jaafari demanded that Turkey withdraw its troops from Syria.