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Car bomb rocks northern Syrian town of Azaz, at least 4 killed

2018-10-07 04:29
A deadly car bomb rocked a northern Syrian city controlled by Turkey-backed Syrian rebel groups, local media and a war monitor said on Saturday (October 6). Footage uploaded to social media on Saturday purported to show the aftermath of the attack on Azaz, where firefighters tackled burning cars at the blast site. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least four people were killed in the blast. Turkey's pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper said at least five civilians were killed and 27 injured. A similar explosion had rocked the town on September 1. Turkey has staged two incursions into northern Syria since 2016 in support of rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, leading to its control over a zone along the border. It took that territory after offensives against the two mutually hostile groups that previously controlled it: Islamic State and the Kurdish YPG militia. Credit: Reuters