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Explosive device in FSA commander's vehicle kills woman and injures six people in Idlib

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2019/01/19 16:54
Update date: 2019/01/19 20:05

Idlib - SMART

An explosive device in a Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander's vehicle killed a woman and injured the commander and five other people in the city of Idlib, Northern Syria.

Activists reported to SMART that the device, which was planted in the car of a commander of the al-Sham Legion of the FSA's National Liberation Front, exploded, killing the woman and injuring six others.

The Civil Defense reported via its media channels that the device exploded in the al-Qusour neighborhood, injuring three men, three women, and a child. The Civil Defense team transported the injured people to hospitals in Idlib.

The Ambulance System reported via WhatsApp that the explosion went off near the Governorate Hospital, and that two of the injured women received critical injuries.

Since last year, explosions have become a daily occurrence in the Idlib governorate amidst a lack of security. Several assassinations, explosive devices, and car bombs targeted commanders and fighters of the FSA and Islamist battalions, in addition to civilians, killing and injuring dozens of them. Most of the explosions' perpetrators remain unknown.