15 hurt in car bomb in a village held by Turkish-backed rebels in Syria
At least 15 people were injured on Saturday in a car bombing in a north-eastern Syrian town held by rebels allied with Turkey, a local medical source and a war monitor reported.
The bombing took place on a main street in the village of Ain Arus, in the countryside of the north-eastern Syrian border town Tal Abyad. The victims were transferred to Turkish hospitals near the Syrian border, a source told dpa on condition of anonymity.
The blast also resulted in unspecified material damage, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
So far, there has been no claim of responsibility.
The bombing marks the 12th such attack that has targeted areas controlled by Turkish-allied rebels in north-eastern Syria since late October, according to the Britain-based observatory.
Turkey and its allied Syrian rebels seized Tal Abyad and other areas after launching a military offensive in north-eastern Syria on October 9 against Syrian Kurdish militias there.
Two ceasefire deals, first with the US and then with Russia, brought a pause to the Turkish operation. Turkey regards the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as terrorists linked to separatist insurgents.