Car bomb kills 8 in Turkey-controlled Syria town
December 23 2019 06:58 PM
Car bomb kills 8 in Turkey-controlled Syria town
An image grab from a video posted on social media that shows the scene just after the explosion

AFP/Istanbul

A car bomb killed eight civilians including a woman and a child in a Turkish-held border town in northern Syria on Monday, the defence ministry said.
The bomb-laden car exploded in the village of Suluk about 20 kilometres southeast of the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad, the ministry said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the attack left five dead.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.
The Turkish defence ministry put the blame on the Kurdish forces who controlled the town before Turkish troops seized it during a military offensive in October.
Ankara says it wants to establish a "safe zone" there in which to resettle some of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees it hosts on its soil.



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