Car bomb attack hit barrier of Kurdish YPG, north Syria

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Checkpoint of Kurdish YPG forces. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – At least two civilians were killed on Tuesday in an air strike by the pro-regime helicopters on Tareeq al-Bab neighbourhood in Aleppo, in Syria’s north.

Imad Hussein, civil rights activist based in the city of Aleppo, stated to ARA News that the pro-Assad helicopters targeted the neighbourhood of Tareeq al-Bab with explosive barrels, which resulted in the destruction of a number of residential buildings, in addition to the killing of two civilians, and wounding dozens others, including women and children.

“The injured were transferred to the nearby field hospitals, amid continuous operations of taking the victims out of the rubble by Civil Defence teams and residents,” Husseini reported.

A Similar air strike hit Suleiman al-Halabi neighbourhood in Aleppo on Tuesday afternoon, causing material damage, without reports of casualties.

In another context, a car bomb exploded near a barrier belongs to the Popular Protection Units (YPG) –military arm of the Democratic Union Party ‘PYD’– on Monday evening in Abu Surra area in Kobane, north of Aleppo, killing and wounding a number of YPG fighters, local activists from the city of Kobane told ARA News.

This comes amid continuing fighting between the YPG on the one hand, and the militants of al-Qaeda offshoot group of the Islamic State (previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ‘ISIL’) on the other hand, for a week now in several areas of Kobane countryside. Several casualties were reported from both conflicting sides, amid large scale of displacement movement among the inhabitants of the region towards the city of Kobane and Syrian-Turkish border.

 

Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News

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