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18 Syrian locals killed after YPG car bomb hits al-Bab district

Abomb attack killed scores of people in the northern Syrian town of al-Bab near the Turkish border on Saturday.

The Turkish Defence Ministry said that the car bomb attack was carried out by YPG terrorists.

Al-Bab was largely cleared of terrorist elements in 2016 as part of the Turkish cross-border military offensive in northern Syria dubbed Operation Euphrates Shield.

According to Anadolu Agency, the attacks came from two bomb-laden vehicles in the bus station in al-Bab district, an area cleared by Turkey from the Daesh and YPG terrorists in 2016.

The explosions also burned a large number of vehicles and damaged nearby buildings.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that scores of civilians were killed on Saturday in the explosion.

Different casualty figures are common in the immediate aftermath of such explosions.

11.16.2019
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