Car Bomb Blast Killed 20 Near Syria-Turkey Border


Damascus: At least 20 people, mostly Syrian rebel fighters, have reportedly been killed in a car bomb blast at the Free Syrian Army-controlled checkpoint cloase to a border crossing between Syria and Turkey.

Witnesses told Reuters that the blast took place several kilometers away from the Bab al Salam border crossing at a checkpoint controlled by rebel group Jabhat al Shamiya, part of the Turkish-backed FSA involved in Ankara’s anti-Islamic State operation in northern Syria.

According to Turkish news outlet, Haber Turk, the blast killed 30, as well as leaving dozens injured. It said the attack was carried out by IS terrorists. At least six wounded people were reportedly delivered to hospitals in the nearby Turkish town of Kilis.