Powerful explosion kills and injures dozens in Ajnad Al Qoqaz headquarters in Idlib

تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 7 يناير، 2018 11:53:43 م خبر عسكري انفجار

Idlib - SMART

On Sunday an unknown explosion killed and injured dozens of people, including civilians. The explosion targeted the headquarter of Ajnad Al Qoqaz, an ally of Hay’at Tahrir Al Sham (formerly Al Nusra Front), in the 30th street, Central Idlib, Northern Syria.

A media reporter of a hospital in Idlib said that the explosion killed 12 people and injured 106, including women and children, with varying severity.

An eyewitness said that the bomb was in a van carrying nearly one and a half tons of explosives. It exploded near the Ihsan Al Mubayyed school, targeting the headquarters of Ajnad Al Qoqaz.

The eyewitness explained that the explosion was followed by a series of consecutive explosions as a result of the combustion of fuel tanks in nearby cars. He described the scene of the explosion as apocalyptic, filled with the cries of children and women.

The Civil Defense said on their Facebook page that an unknown explosion occured in the city, causing dozens of deaths and injuries, while severly damaging nearby residential buildings. Teams from the Civil Defense along with the local fire brigades retrieved the corpses and wounded while putting out the fires caused by the explosions.

The 30th Street is one of the busiest streets in Idlib. The explosion occurred near the Ihsan Al Mubayyed school and the Al Salam Medical Center.

Eyewitnesses said that the explosion was caused by a car bomb, others suspected that it was a result of Russian aerial bombing or missiles by the International Coalition.

The staff in the Nawras Research Center suspected that the explosion was caused by the parachute launching of Russian missiles. Missiles launched by parachutes do not make a sound when launched.

The researchers analyzed a video of the explosion that was published on social media. There were two bright lights, less that a second apart, which is not normally a result of two separate explosions.

The Nawras Center is a local research center that was founded in 2016. The researchers include activists and militart veterans.

Three guards in Idlib Central Prison were killed by a car bomb near the prison in the beginning of the month.

Similar explosions have taken place in Idlib previously, killing and injuring dozens, including civilians. Tahrir Al Sham gained control over Idlib after the withdrawal of the Ahrar Al Sham Islamic Movement from the city.

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تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 7 يناير، 2018 11:53:43 م خبر عسكري انفجار
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