At least two car bomb explosions took place in Syria’s Aleppo province in the last 24 hours.
Late on October 5, a car bomb explosion took place in the city of Afrin. A booby-trapped car reportedly exploded on Jandaris road of Afrin next to the store that sells gas.
According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least five people were injured in the bombing. No casualties have been reported yet.
It is not the first explosion in Afrin. The last one was reported on October 1. A car bomb was detonated in Afrin city center in the vicinity of Nowruz roundabout, causing some material damage.
Another explosion took place in Syria’s city of al-Bab on October 6 at noon.
A car bomb exploded near the al-Othman mosque in the city center. According to the first reports, at least 7 people were killed and 20 people were injured. Clashes between pro-Turkish armed groups erupted after the explosion.
Afrin and al-Bab remain under the control of the Turkish forces and Ankara-backed Syrian rebels.
The Afrin Liberation Forces, an armed group affiliated with the mainly-Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), are active in the region. This group regularly conducts attacks on the Turkish Army and Turkish proxies in the region of Afrin. The car bomb explosions could be a response to the Turkish-backed forces artillery shelling of SDF positions in the Ain Daghnah and near Shahba dam.
That is the reason why pro-Turkish sources accused the YPG of conducting bomb attacks. However, ISIS can also be the main suspected. Unlike the YPG and its allied groups, which focus their attacks on mostly military targets, ISIS is known to conduct the terrorist attacks targeting civilians.
Other recent developments in Syria include:
- An SDF member was killed in the Dhiban village by the unknown gunmen;
- SAA artillery shelled Turkish-backed forces positions in the villages of Bara and Kansafra;
- US-led coalition sent an arms convoy to US military base in the Omar oil field;
- Demonstrations were held at two Turkish posts in provinces of Idlib and Hama demanding the withdrawal of Turkish troops.
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