Turkish president announces new push on Syria IS stronghold

Turkeys’ president has announced a new push by Turkish forces and Syrian militants aimed at capturing a town held by the Islamic State group.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Turkish troops and tanks, are determined to advance toward al-Bab to clear the region of terror threats.

The Turkish leader said on Monday that the offensive will last until the area “is no longer a threat” to Turkey.