Nearly two months into the assault, Turkey has become bogged down in an unexpectedly bloody fight to retake the Islamic State group's last stronghold in northern Syria. Each time Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters have thrust into the city, they've been driven out. Turkish troops now outnumber the Syrian opposition fighters who were supposed to be "the primary ground force," Gurcan wrote in Al-Monitor. One Syrian opposition commander said there were three different battles around the hill. ___Associated Press writers Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey; Robert Burns in Washington and Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow contributed to this report.
Source: Fox News January 11, 2017 18:22 UTC