12 civilians killed in bomb attack in Aleppo near Syria-Turkey border

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At least 12 civilians were killed Sunday in a car bombing outside a hospital in the town of Çobanbey in Syria's Aleppo province near the Turkish border.


A car bomb was detonated in the parking lot next to Çobanbey Hospital, killing at least 12 and injuring many more civilians, according to the initial report from the White Helmets civil defense group.

The explosion and debris also destroyed houses near the hospital, prompting White Helmets to carry out search and rescue operations in the area.

The bombing also damaged the hospital.

Çobanbey is about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) across the border from the Elbeyli district of the Turkish province Kilis.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, the second such deadly blast in the wider opposition-held area since June.

A member of the opposition security forces, Osama Abu al-Kheir, told AFP that a refrigerator truck blew up outside a healthcare center.

The deputy head of the town council, Alaa al-Hammad, said the truck appeared to have been detonated by remote control.

A pharmacist and two of his children were among those killed, he said, adding that nearby homes were reduced to rubble.

Turkish troops and the Free Syrian Army launched Operation Euphrates Shield against Daesh terror group and the PKK terror group's Syrian affiliate People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria in 2016, clearing terrorists out of Çobanbey and the nearby town of Azaz.

In June, another car bomb killed 19 people near a bustling market and mosque in Azaz.

Turkish troops and Syrian opposition also cleared the northwestern enclave of Afrin to the west of Çobanbey from YPG and Daesh terrorists last year in Operation Olive Branch.

Ankara and Washington last month said they would work together to set up a safe zone inside northeastern Syria along the Turkish border after the withdrawal of the YPG, which the U.S. has partnered with purportedly in its fight against Daesh, despite Turkey's strong objections.

A first joint Turkish-American patrol surveyed the area to the east of the Euphrates River last week.

Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Bashar Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.

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12 civilians killed in bomb attack in Aleppo near Syria-Turkey border

2019/09/645x344-12-civilians-killed-in-bomb-attack-in-aleppo-near-syria-turkey-border-1568571404908-1568583783.jpg
Read: 666     10:25     16 September 2019    

At least 12 civilians were killed Sunday in a car bombing outside a hospital in the town of Çobanbey in Syria's Aleppo province near the Turkish border.


A car bomb was detonated in the parking lot next to Çobanbey Hospital, killing at least 12 and injuring many more civilians, according to the initial report from the White Helmets civil defense group.

The explosion and debris also destroyed houses near the hospital, prompting White Helmets to carry out search and rescue operations in the area.

The bombing also damaged the hospital.

Çobanbey is about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) across the border from the Elbeyli district of the Turkish province Kilis.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, the second such deadly blast in the wider opposition-held area since June.

A member of the opposition security forces, Osama Abu al-Kheir, told AFP that a refrigerator truck blew up outside a healthcare center.

The deputy head of the town council, Alaa al-Hammad, said the truck appeared to have been detonated by remote control.

A pharmacist and two of his children were among those killed, he said, adding that nearby homes were reduced to rubble.

Turkish troops and the Free Syrian Army launched Operation Euphrates Shield against Daesh terror group and the PKK terror group's Syrian affiliate People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria in 2016, clearing terrorists out of Çobanbey and the nearby town of Azaz.

In June, another car bomb killed 19 people near a bustling market and mosque in Azaz.

Turkish troops and Syrian opposition also cleared the northwestern enclave of Afrin to the west of Çobanbey from YPG and Daesh terrorists last year in Operation Olive Branch.

Ankara and Washington last month said they would work together to set up a safe zone inside northeastern Syria along the Turkish border after the withdrawal of the YPG, which the U.S. has partnered with purportedly in its fight against Daesh, despite Turkey's strong objections.

A first joint Turkish-American patrol surveyed the area to the east of the Euphrates River last week.

Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Bashar Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.

Daily Sabah



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