ISIS will lose all access to the Turkish-Syrian border within 'a few hours'

A Turkish tank coming from clashes with ISIS
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The Islamic State is set to lose control of its last remaining territory along the border of Turkey and Syria, Turkish state-run news organization Anadolu Agency said Sunday. Advances of the Turkish-backed rebels of the Free Syrian Army have "removed terror organization ISIS' physical contact with the Turkish border in northern Syria," the report said.

A representative of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdulrahman, reported the same thing in a statement to The Independent. "There is only 4-6 kilometers still under ISIS control at the border, just two villages and a farm, and after that [Free Syrian Army] will control the whole area," Abdulrahman said. "It will be a few hours, and then ISIS will be cut off from the rest of the world."

This victory will end the terrorist group's access to important supply lines of weapons and fresh fighters for the front lines.

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