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YPG/PKK car bombing kills 3 civilians in northwestern Syria

6 civilians, including 3 children, also injured in 'Daesh-like' attack targeting Afrin region, say Turkish authorities

Ahmet Gencturk   | 05.09.2021
YPG/PKK car bombing kills 3 civilians in northwestern Syria file photo

ANKARA 

At least three civilians were killed in a car bombing by the PKK/YPG terror group in northwestern Syria, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

The explosion in the Afrin region also injured six civilians, including three children, the ministry said on Twitter.

"The terrorist organization PKK/YPG continues with its Daesh-like terror attacks," underlined the ministry. The Daesh terrorist group is also known as ISIS.

"Our fight against the PKK/YPG terrorist organization will continue," it added.

The PKK/YPG, operating from Syria's adjacent Tal Rifaat and Manbij regions, often carries out attacks in Jarabulus, Azaz, Afrin, and al-Bab.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian branch.

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