Car bomb at rebel checkpoint in Syria’s Afrin kills 13: monitor

Car bomb at rebel checkpoint in Syria’s Afrin kills 13: monitor
Turkish and Syrian fighters took control of Afrin in 2018 from the Kurdish forces. (File/AFP)
Updated 11 July 2019

Car bomb at rebel checkpoint in Syria’s Afrin kills 13: monitor

Car bomb at rebel checkpoint in Syria’s Afrin kills 13: monitor
  • The area fell under the control of Turkish army and Syrian proxies in March 2018

BEIRUT: A car bomb near a checkpoint manned by Turkey-backed rebels in the northern Syrian town of Afrin killed 13 people including eight civilians Thursday, a war monitor said.
“The car bomb exploded near the checkpoint at the entrance to the town where vehicles were gathering to be checked,” the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Turkish troops and their Syrian proxies took control of Afrin from Kurdish forces in March last year after a two-month air and ground offensive.