At least eight people died and another 27 were injured in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in the Syrian city of Tel Abyad in Raqqa province, a source at the site told Sputnik.
“According to preliminary data, eight people died and 27 were injured due to a car explosion.”
The explosive in the vehicle detonated near the headquarters of a terrorist group. The local media informed that the attack killed two civilians and several terrorists.
In the city of Tel Abyad, located on the border with Turkey, armed pro-Turkish groups operate that took over the city after the beginning of the military operation Fonte de Paz last October.
📍Bugün Tel Abyad’da PKK / YPG terör örgütü üyeleri tarafından düzenlenen bombalı saldırıdan görüntüler. pic.twitter.com/WmiAptkK69
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According to Ankara, the operation aimed to combat formations led by the Kurds, including the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS), the Popular Protection Units (YPG) and the forces of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
In mid-June, a bomb exploded on the Turkish-Russian patrol route in the Syrian region of Idlib. One of the Russian tanks was slightly damaged.
Syria has been plagued since 2011 by a conflict in which government forces fight armed factions of the opposition and terrorist groups.