Car bomb explodes near Syrian town on border with Turkey

In this photo provided by Turkey's Islamic aid group of IHH, Syrians fleeing the conflict in Azaz region walk at the Bab al-Salam border gate, Syria, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP)
Updated 12 February 2019
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Car bomb explodes near Syrian town on border with Turkey

ISTANBUL: A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the Syrian town of al-Rai near the Turkish border on Tuesday, residents and an emergency worker told Reuters.
The explosion struck a checkpoint some 5 km (3 miles) away from the border, wounding three policemen and four civilians, an emergency worker in the area said.
Turkish broadcaster NTV earlier said the explosion had taken place on the Syrian side of a border crossing about 32 km (20 miles) west of al-Rai.
The town of al-Rai is in an area under the control of Turkey-backed rebels and was seized from Islamic State militants in Ankara’s "Euphrates Shield" operation in 2016.


Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border shots: army

Updated 19 April 2019
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Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border shots: army

JERUSALEM: Israel on Friday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip with tank and aircraft fire after shots were fired at troops on the Israeli side of the border, the army said.
“No injuries to soldiers were reported,” it said in a statement.
Palestinian security sources in Hamas-ruled Gaza told AFP that the Israeli fire hit Hamas military observation posts at three locations along the frontier.
They said there were no reports of Palestinian casualties.
Palestinians in Gaza have for more than a year gathered at least weekly along the border for often-violent protests, calling on Israel to end its blockade of the enclave.
The Israeli statement did not say if there were mass protests taking place at the time of Friday’s incident.
At least 264 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed by Israeli forces since the protests began.
The majority were killed during clashes, with others hit by tank fire or air strikes.
Two Israeli soldiers have been killed over the same period.