Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: death toll of the explosion which hit a market in Afrin city in north-western Aleppo is continuing to rise. SOHR activists have documented the death of at least 22 persons due to the explosion of a booby-trapped fuel truck in an outdoors market on the road to Raju township in the Turkish-controlled city of Afrin.
Among the total death toll there were six rebels at least. Meanwhile, the number of fatalities is expected to rise, since there are more than 27 wounded some of whom sustained serious injuries.
Reliable sources have informed SOHR that the most of fatalities died of burns they got due to the fires which followed the explosion, as most of the bodies have been burnt completely.
Earlier this morning, Observatory activists reported hearing a new explosion in the Turkish-controlled city of Afrin in the north-western countryside of Aleppo. The explosion was caused by detonating an IED on the road to Trandah which caused material damage, but no casualties were reported.