Truck Bomb Killed Nearly 50 in al-Qamishly, IS Claims Responsibility


Time: 11:28 a.m. CEST Update: 2:00 p.m. CEST

The Britain based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced the two explosions rocked al-Qamishly city close to the Turkish-Syrian border. SOHR said the explosions targeted the area of defense committee and that they have confirmed reports on injuries and human losses. The explosions were in the west section of the city.

The state-run Syrian TV reported, “a huge car bombing in a predominately Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday killed nearly 50 people and wounded dozens more.” Kurds control Qamishly, but Syrian government forces are controlling the airport. Islamic State group affiliated Amaq news agency said they are responsible for “a truck bombing that struck a complex of Kurdish offices in Qamishli.

The number of death people could rise depending on the conditions of the seriously injured people. Reuters publishes state media in Syria put the death toll at 44. The explosion on Wednesday came after the U.S.-backed Kurdish forces moved ahead with the offensive in the town of Manbij in northern Syria, as the Associated Press reported.

 

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