The northern Syrian town of Dabiq held great value for Daesh where it had promised to fight a final, apocalyptic battle against the West.

Fighters from the Free Syrian Army fight against Daesh on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Dabiq, on October 15, 2016.
Fighters from the Free Syrian Army fight against Daesh on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Dabiq, on October 15, 2016.

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels captured the northern village of Dabiq from Daesh in mid-October, forcing the group from a stronghold where it had promised to fight a final, apocalyptic battle with the West.

Its defeat at Dabiq, long a mainstay of Daesh's propaganda, underscores the group's declining fortunes this year as it suffered battlefield defeats in Syria and Iraq and lost a string of senior leaders in targeted air strikes.

The town of Dabiq held great value for the group - and its propaganda magazine was named after it.

TRT World 's Ediz Tiyansan went to Dabiq and sent us this exclusive report.

Source: TRT World