Turkish backed rebels advance to Dabiq

Turkish-backed rebels in Syria are advancing on Dabiq, a symbolically important stronghold of the Islamic State.

Turkish backed rebels advance to Dabiq
Turkish backed rebels advance to Dabiq

The small town holds great value to IS because of a prophecy of an apocalyptic battle, and features heavily in its propaganda.

The operation comes as US and Russian envoys meet in Switzerland to discuss possible routes to a new ceasefire.