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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seize Ras al Ain town centre - official

ANKARA, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seized control of Ras al Ain's town centre in northeast Syria on Saturday, a senior Turkish security official said as Turkey's offensive against a Kurdish militia in the region entered its fourth day.

"The (Syrian rebel) national army took control of the town centre this morning. Inspections are being conducted in residential areas," the official said. (Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Mark Heinrich)