Dozens killed in car bomb attack near the Syrian-Turkish border

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Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait at the Bab al-Salama crossing. File photo

ARA News

Azaz – At least 23 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a car bomb attack near the Bab al-Salama crossing on the Syrian-Turkish border. Local activists reported that those injured in Thursday’s attack were being treated in nearby Azaz city.

The rigged car was driven to a depot, which was adjacent to a checkpoint manned by Islamists from Jabhat al-Shamiyah.

“Most of the casualties were rebel fighters,” media activist Zakariya al-Halabi told ARA News. “23 dead bodies were found after the attack. Also, over 20 others were injured.”

Salih al-Zein, a spokesman for Jabhat al-Shamiyah, told ARA News that the attack was most likely conducted by Islamic State (ISIS). However, ISIS has not issued any statements regarding the attack.

“We have been combating ISIS terrorists in northern Aleppo for months,” al-Zein said. “The attack on Bab al-Salama was most likely carried out by ISIS.”

Reporting by: Helin Saeed | Source: ARA News 

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