Vehicle bomb kills at least 17 civilians in northern Syria

Vehicle bomb kills at least 17 civilians in northern Syria

Vehicle bomb kills at least 17 civilians in northern Syria

Vehicles are destroyed following a auto bomb attack at a local market in the Turkish-held Syrian Kurdish town of Tal Hal, on November 26, 2019.

"The child murderers this time detonated a vehicle bomb in the village of Tel Halef west of Ras al-Ayn [also known as Kobani], killing 17 people and wounding more than 20", said the ministry on Twitter. "The child murderers this time detonated a auto bomb in Tal Halaf village west of Ras al-Ayn, killing 17 people and wounding more than 20", the defence ministry said on Twitter.

The terrorists came from Syria's Ayn al-Arab and surrendered to border units in Turkey's southeastern city of Sanliurfa.

The ministry blamed the attack, the latest in a string of deadly auto bomb attacks in the area, on Syrian Kurdish fighters.

UK-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, confirmed the attack but gave a lower toll, saying 11 people - including at least three civilians - were killed.

Turkish forces and their proxies - former Syrian rebels hired as a ground force by Ankara - launched an offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria on October 9.

Ankara wants PKK/YPG terrorists to withdraw from the region so that a safe zone can be created to pave the way for the safe return of some two million refugees.

On October 22, Turkey and Russian Federation reached a deal under which YPG/PKK terrorists would pull back 30 km south of Turkey's border with Syria, and security forces from Turkey and Russian Federation would hold joint patrols there.

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