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Car bomb kills 17 near the northeastern Syria city of Ras al-Ayn

Turkey said that 17 people were killed and other 20 injured on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded in the village of Tal Half, near the northeast Syria city of Ras al-Ayn

AP , Tuesday 26 Nov 2019
Syria
A destroyed vehicle following a car bomb attack at a local market in the Turkish-held Syrian Kurdish town of Tel Hal along the border with Turkey in the northeastern Hassakeh province, on November 26, 2019 AFP
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Turkey's Defense Ministry says 17 civilians have been killed in a car bomb explosion in northeastern Syria.

A ministry statement said about 20 other people were wounded in Tuesday's blast in the village of Tal Half, near the city of Ras al-Ayn.

Turkey-backed Syrian forces have held the area since a Turkish incursion in October to drive away Syrian Kurdish fighters who had partnered with the US against the Islamic State group.

Turkey considers the Kurdish fighters to be terrorists because of their links to Kurdish rebels fighting inside Turkey.

The ministry blamed the attack, the latest in a string of attacks in the area, on Syrian Kurdish fighters.

 

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