Afrin carnage: death toll jumps to 52 persons, amid condemnation by opposition parties and organizations against Turkish authorities • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Afrin carnage: death toll jumps to 52 persons, amid condemnation by opposition parties and organizations against Turkish authorities

Syrian Observatory activists have documented a spike in death toll of people who perished in the terrorist blast which hit Afrin city yesterday. 11 children and 12 rebels among 52 persons were killed in the explosion of a truck carrying fuel a few meters away from the governor’s residence in Raju street in Afrin city.

The death toll is expected to rise as 50 persons have sustained various injures and burns.

Meanwhile, several Syrian opposition parties and organizations, some of which are loyal to Turkey, have condemned the explosion blaming the Turkish authorities, as this is the bloodiest explosion ever and the first of its kind in Afrin, in particular after capturing the canton by Turkish forces and their proxies.

On the other hand, the identity of a large number of fatalities has yet to be known. The fatalities included charred and mutilated bodies, in addition to 11 children under the age of eighteen, all are residents of Afrin and displaced from different Syrian provinces.

SOHR source have reported earlier that Turkish intelligence issued a decision closing all entrances of the Turkish-controlled city of Afrin in north-western countryside of Aleppo, from today, Wednesday, until further notice. This decision comes as a precaution following the deadly explosion that took place in the city yesterday, leaving over 100 casualties.

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