Saturday, 23 September 2023

Terror attack kills 1, wounds 6 others in Syria's Azaz

Abomb-laden vehicle exploded in the northwestern Azaz city of Syria on Sunday, killing at least one civilian and wounding six others.

The explosion took place in a popular market hall in Sicco village near the Turkish border.

Local authorities cordoned off the area, and the wounded were shifted to nearby health facilities.

No group has yet taken responsibility for the blast; however, the PKK terror group and its Syrian affiliate YPG are known to be active in the region.

Sicco village is home to camps of civilians who fled from violence by the Bashar al-Assad regime, and terror groups.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.

YPG’s bomb attacks have plagued northern Syria, as the terror group regularly targets moderate opposition-held areas.

Two weeks ago, another car bomb killed at least five people near a vegetable market in northeastern Syria’s opposition-held border town of Ras al-Ain.

A woman and a child were among those killed, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

At least three of the victims killed were civilians, but the identity of the other two was not immediately clear. Four others were wounded, it said.

On Dec. 10, a car bomb killed 16 people including two civilians and three Turkish personnel at a checkpoint in the town.

In July, a blast from an explosives-rigged motorbike ripped through a vegetable market, killing at least eight people, including six civilians.