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YPG/PKK terror bombs claim 5 in northeastern Syria

25 people injured by YPG/PKK attack in Qamishli, city terrorist group is supposed to have left last month

Mohamed Misto and Burak Karacaoglu   | 11.11.2019
YPG/PKK terror bombs claim 5 in northeastern Syria

IDLIB, Syria 

At least five people were killed in multiple bomb explosions in northeastern Syria in a city plagued by YPG/PKK terrorists, despite a deal with Russia under which the terrorist group is supposed to be long gone, according to local sources.

The city of Qamishli, along Turkey’s southern border, was rocked by a trio of simultaneous bombings which also injured 25 people, said the sources on condition of anonymity due to fear of reprisal.

The attacks took place at a marketplace when two explosive-laden cars and a motorbike went off.

Several buildings in the area of the attacks were also damaged.

Since 2013, Qamishli has been under the oppression of the terrorist organization YPG/PKK.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring on Oct. 9 to eliminate the terrorist YPG/PKK from northern Syria east of the Euphrates River in order to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.

Ankara wants YPG/PKK terrorists to withdraw from the region so that a safe zone can be created to pave the way for the safe return of some 2 million Syrians.

Under an Oct. 22 deal between Turkey and Russia, the YPG/PKK terror group is supposed to have withdrawn 30 kilometers (10 miles) south of Turkey’s border, but Turkey has complained that the YPG/PKK terrorists did not leave the area, and continue to launch attacks.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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