Turkey closes the Bab al-Hawa border crossing from Syria

Wednesday, the US and UK suspended non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels in the north after a new Islamic front captured the Bab al-Hawa border crossing last week. Ankara responded Thursday by shutting this gateway from Syria. DEBKAfile: The US and Turkish steps leave the Syrian-Turkish border region under the control of a powerful Islamic front set up in the area by six radical rebel organizations.

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