Turkish military claims it captured strategic roads in northern Syria

Turkey's military said Wednesday morning that Turkish-backed Syrian rebel militias had taken full control of Syrian routes M4 and 212, the main roads connecting the cities of al-Bab and Aleppo. It marked the latest development in the "Euphrates Shield" operation, Ankara's invasion of northern Syria that is aimed at removing both ISIS and Kurdish forces from Turkey's southern border. Ankara announced the operation on August 24.    

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