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Car bomb explosion kills and injures eight civilians north of al-Hasakah

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Editing: Hosam Saleem |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/06/23 15:44

Al-Hasakah - SMART

On Tuesday, a car bomb explosion killed and injured eight civilians in the  Turkish-backed Syrian National Army-controlled village of Tel Halaf, 75 kilometers north of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria.

A source from the SNA reported to SMART that a car bomb explosion killed three civilians and injured five others, including children, at the village's roundabout, in the center of the main market near Ras al-Ayn.

The source stated that there were bodies of unknown people, while some of the wounded were transferred to the Ras al-Ayn Hospital and two others were transferred to Turkish hospitals as they received critical injuries. The source added that the explosion caused material damage to the shops and burned civilians' cars.

On Oct. 26, 2019, a car bomb explosion killed and injured 37 people in the village of Tel Halaf, which is controlled by the SNA.

On June 5, 2020, a car bomb explosion killed an SNA fighter and injured five people in the city of Ras al-Ayn.

Explosions became frequent in the SNA-controlled areas in Northeastern Syria. The SNA gained control of these areas during a military operation launched by Turkey against the Syrian Democratic Forces On Oct. 9, 2019. During this operation, the SNA gained control of the cities of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn, in addition to dozens of villages in the al-Hasakah and al-Raqqa governorates.