Bomb in Turkish-controlled Syrian town kills 1, wounds 24

The blast took place in the town of Jarablus. (File/AFP)
Updated 12 November 2018
0

Bomb in Turkish-controlled Syrian town kills 1, wounds 24

  • The town is part of a swath of territory in northern Syria that has been under Turkish control since 2016
  • No one immediately claimed the attack

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s state-run news agency says a car-bomb explosion in a Turkish-controlled town in northern Syria has killed one person and wounded 24.
The Anadolu Agency says the explosion occurred Monday in front of a school in the town of Jarablus. Five of the wounded were in serious condition and were evacuated to Turkey for treatment.
No one immediately claimed the attack.
The town is part of a swath of territory in northern Syria that has been under Turkish control since 2016, when Syrian rebels backed by Turkey drove out Daesh militants.


US to leave 200 troops in Syria for a period of time - White House

A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria. (US Army photo)
Updated 20 min 27 sec ago
0

US to leave 200 troops in Syria for a period of time - White House

WASHINGTON: The United States will leave “a small peacekeeping group” of 200 American troops in Syria for a period of time after a US pullout, the White House said on Thursday.
“A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a brief statement.