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Car bomb explodes near SNA’s checkpoint, northern al-Hasakah

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Al-Hasakah - SMART

On Thursday, a car bomb exploded in the area of Ras al-Ayn, which is controlled by the Syrian National Army (SNA) of the Syrian Interim Government, 73 kilometers north of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria.

Military sources reported to SMART that the car exploded near the Um al-Dibs checkpoint of the SNA in the village of al-Ahras, south of Ras al-Ayn. The source reported no further details. The sources noted that the SNA set up a perimeter around the explosion’s location.  

Syrian government’s media reported that a car bomb explosion killed and injured SNA fighters. The explosion hit a house in which the fighters along with Turkish forces are fortified. The media did not specify the number of the killed and injured fighters. 

On Nov. 26, 2019, a car bomb explosion killed and injured 37 people in the village of Tell Halaf, northern al-Hasakah. 

On Nov. 23, 2019, a car bomb explosion killed and injured 28 people, including women and children in the city of Tal Abyad, northern al-Raqqa. 

Car and motorcycle bomb explosions frequently take place in the SNA-controlled areas. On Oct. 9, 2019, Turkey launched a military operation against the Syrian Democratic Forces. During the operation, the Turkish Army gained control of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn and dozens of villages in al-Raqqa and al-Hasakah.