Car bomb kills 17 near Syrian border city - Turkish Defense Ministry
The blast rocked a small village of Tel Halef, just outside a major city on Syria's border with Turkey and Ankara slammed the YPG - a Kurdish group it considers terrorist - for “continuing its car bombings aimed at civilians” in a tweet.
Showing a much worse attitude than DAESH, the PKK/YPG terror group continues its car bombings aimed at civilians. The child murderers this time detonated a car bomb in Tel Halef village west of Ras al-Ayn, killing 17 people and wounding more than 20. pic.twitter.com/vaZI15cMg4— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) November 26, 2019
Footage and photos appearing to show the aftermath of the blast depicts scattered fires, people running and victims lying on makeshift stretchers.
انفجار سيارة مفخخة في بلدة تل حلف في سورياأفاد مراسلنا بسقوط قتلى وجرحى جراء انفجار سيارة مفخخة في بلدة تل حلف غرب رأس العين شمال شرق سوريا.للمزيد: https://t.co/SLh9E6RSvS#شاهد#اسأل_أكثر#أخبار#سوريا#فيديو#RT_Arabicpic.twitter.com/hR2f5li4ua— RT Arabic (@RTarabic) November 26, 2019
It is the second major car bomb explosion near the border in the past week, with another detonating on Saturday in the town of Tell Abyad, killing 10 and leaving 25 wounded.
Turkey launched a military operation last month to push Kurdish militias back from its Syrian border and create a 30km “safe zone” to resettle Syrian refugees. Russia and Turkey have since been conducting joint patrols along the border region, while the Syrian army has gained access to other areas previously occupied by the US-backed Kurds.
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