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.

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