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Young rebels eye Aleppo, risking Turkish ire

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>> This is Jarabulus, a Syrian town recently freed from IS control. It's in ruins but also finding new hope. Reuters Humaira Pamek is on the scene.>> This place has been liberated by Turkey backed rebels about two months ago after years under Islamic State rule. We talked to the residents and they talk about the fear they have lived with for years under brutal Islamic State rule.
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Now there are women walking down in the market place. There are children playing on the streets.>> But Jarabulus could become a new flashpoint. It was liberated by Free Syrian Army fighters and they want to press on.>> Our main goal is to break the siege of Aleppo, because our FSA brothers are trapped there.
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>> Does Turkey agree, asks the reporter.>> No, this is our own idea.>> And that's a problem. Turkey has only just restored ties with Russia. Now, it doesn't want to anger Vladimir Putin who backs the Syrian government. And in Jarabulus, it's Turkey calling the shots.>> You can feel the presence of Turkey pretty much everywhere.
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Turkey has opened a new hospital here. They have converted buildings which were used for torture to schools and they're actually distributing food. You can see that this place is filled with completely devastated buildings, lots of buildings with bullet holes and shattered windows in it, but the residents say their life is slowly coming back to normal.
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>> Now Turkey wants the FSA fighters to sit tight, but the young rebels are determined to link up with their comrades in Aleppo. Something will have to give.