Car Bomb Kills 9 in Northeast Syria


A car bomb in northeast Syria targeting a checkpoint manned by Turkish-backed forces killed nine people, mostly fighters, near the border town of Ras al-Ain on Thursday, a war monitor said.

The blast in the village of Tal Halaf held by Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies also wounded 15 others, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies last year seized a 120-kilometre (75-mile) stretch of land inside the Syrian border from Kurdish forces, running from Ras al-Ain to Tal Abyad.

Many bombings have since rocked the area, several in the past week alone.

An explosives-rigged motorbike in Ras al-Ain on Tuesday killed two civilians and a fighter, the Observatory said, two days after another in a vegetable market in the town killed eight people, six of them civilians.

The Kurdish-led People's Protection Units, from whom the Turks and their allies seized the territory, have played a key role in the US-backed fight against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria.

But Ankara views them as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) that has waged a deadly insurgency in southeastern Turkey since 1984.

Syria's civil war has killed more than 380,000 people and displaced millions from their homes since erupting in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

Comments 4
Missing levant 31 July 2020, 09:07

Another good news story. They used to laugh at Lebanon while hey occupied and say "we are here to protect you from each other".....well, well - has the wheel turned or what?

Default-user-icon serji (Guest) 31 July 2020, 20:16

you obviously didn't read the article

Missing bigjohn 31 July 2020, 21:09

Those who started the bombings in Syria also were planting bombs in Lebanon and invaded the bekaa valley before they were defeated inside Syria by the resistance stopping their invasion. Very large sum of amount of Foreign money, weapons, and training started the war in Syria (Gulf countries, Turkey, Western countries, Israel) and large sums of foreign money started the war (1975-91) in Lebanon (Israel, US, and some Arab countries). The end: the resistance always win.

Missing levant 01 August 2020, 02:28

HOW are you protecting Lebanon? You are destroying it yet you're so brainwashed you can't see that. What's your end cause? Your feeble existence? Lebanon is in ruins largely because of your actions. A ball and chain, a cancer for Lebanon and the Lebanese. Lebanese are SICK to death of your rubbish rhetoric which goes around and around in circles. You have weapons which you turn on your fellow citizens and any confrontation will lead to civil war again all because you won't join your fellow Lebanese under one flag and army. Stop with your rubbish of protecting Lebanon- it's a load of bullshit in its purest form. Lebanon is in ruins because of hizbis. What a ridiculous, neanderthal, unsophisticated, uneducated and war mongering group you turned out to be. Kill-war-rockets, kill-war-rockets, kill-war-rockets...aren't you getting sick of it all? What a waste of your lives.