NewsSyria: Bomb kills at least seven in the town of Azaz

Syria: Bomb kills at least seven in the town of Azaz

IDLIB, SYRIA - MARCH 25: Full moon rises over Idlib, Syria on March 25, 2023. (Photo by zettin Kasm/Anadolu via Getty Images)
IDLIB, SYRIA - MARCH 25: Full moon rises over Idlib, Syria on March 25, 2023. (Photo by zettin Kasm/Anadolu via Getty Images)
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5:55 AM EDT, March 31, 2024

The bomb on the local market killed at least seven people and certainly more were injured. Town of Azaz is located in the Aleppo province near the border with Turkiye.

The town is controlled by the opponents of the Russian backed dictator President Bashar al-Assad. It is controlled by the pro-Turkish fighting groups and is the center of Syrian Interim Government which is alternative government for the regime of Assad. It is unclear who is behind the attack.

It took place during usual day before Eid al-Fitr which is Islamic day ending the Ramadam.

BBC News reports on more details and context:

Several more were injured in the attack in the town of Azaz in Aleppo province, near the Turkish border.

It is unclear who carried out the attack in the town which is run by pro-Turkish militias fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkish forces and their proxies control large areas of Syria along the border the two countries share.

When the bomb went off the market was busy with shoppers buying new clothes for their children ahead of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan next month.

The White Helmets, a volunteer rescue group which operates in Syria, said two children were among the dead.

Footage of the aftermath showed bodies lying on the ground, damaged buildings and the remnants of a car on fire.

BBC News

There are still not many facts known about the attack, that is who is behind it, how many really were killed (at least seven) and what could be potential consequences for the stability of the region which is already on the verge of the realm of violence and chaos.

To read the full story by BBC News go to: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-68701966

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Sources: BBC News

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