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Twin car-bombings kill 15 in Syria’s Idlib

Buildings, cars in vicinity heavily damaged by blasts, local civil-defense units say

18.02.2019
Twin car-bombings kill 15 in Syria’s Idlib

By Esref Musa and Burak Karacaoglu

IDLIB, Syria

Two bomb-laden vehicles exploded on Monday in opposition-held parts of Syria’s Idlib, killing 15 and injuring 79, according to civil-defense officials.

Both explosions occurred in Idlib’s Kusur district, Mustafa Haj Yussef, director of the White Helmets civil-defense agency, said.

“After our people arrived at the scene following the first blast, a second car bomb went off in the same area,” he told Anadolu Agency, adding that three White Helmets responders had been among the victims. 

According to Haj Yussef, buildings and vehicles near the blast site were severely damaged by the twin explosions.

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