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YPG/PKK car bombing kills 4 civilians in Syria’s Afrin

Security forces thwarted another YPG/PKK car-bomb attack in area

16.12.2018
YPG/PKK car bombing kills 4 civilians in Syria’s Afrin FILE PHOTO

By Omer Koparan and Esref Musa

AZAZ, Syria

At least four civilians were killed in a car bombing by the YPG/PKK terrorist group in Syria’s northwestern Afrin province on Sunday, according to Anadolu Agency reporter.

Twenty other civilians were injured in the attack that targeted a marketplace in the area, the correspondent said.

Security forces have sealed off the attack scene with rescuers from the White Helmets civil defense agency rushing to the area to provide help to the injured.

Meanwhile, security forces thwarted another YPG/PKK car-bomb attack in the area.

Seven civilians had been killed and dozens injured in terrorist attacks in Azaz and Euphrates Shield Operation regions earlier this week.

Turkey on Jan. 20 launched Operation Olive Branch to remove YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin.

On March 18, Turkish troops and Free Syrian Army members liberated the town of Afrin, on the 58th day of the operation.

Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.

*Ali Murat Alhas contributed to this story from Ankara.

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