SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 15 June 2021, Tuesday | النسخة العربية

A new explosion in the city of Afrin in Syria

On Wednesday morning, an explosion hit the city of Afrin, northwest of Aleppo, which is under the control of the Syrian armed factions loyal to Turkey.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that the explosion was caused by an explosive device that exploded in a car in “Al-Filat” Street, wounding at least 3 people with varying wounds, in addition to material damage at the site of the accident.

Yesterday, an explosive device had claimed the life of a young man and a girl in the same city, while they were preparing the device inside their house in the Al-Basouta area.

According to the Syrian Observatory’s sources, raw explosive materials, used in the manufacture of IEDs, were found inside the house where the explosion occurred.

Afrin and other areas under the control of the pro-Turkish factions have witnessed many bombings recently. At the end of last month, Afrin witnessed an explosion, killing 5 civilians, including 3 children, and wounding 29 others.

A day later, at least 10 people were killed and 24 wounded in two car bombs in the cities of Azaz and Al-Bab, northwestern Syria.

Usually, no party claims responsibility for these explosions, but the opposition factions and Turkey used to press accusations against the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces for their responsibility for these attacks.