1 killed in explosion in Syria's rebel-held Idlib city

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-24 19:44:42|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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DAMASCUS, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- A booby-trapped motorcycle went off Sunday in the rebel-held Idlib city in northwestern Syria, killing one, a war monitor reported.

The explosion took place at the al-Sa'a square in Idlib, injuring many people, some are in critical condition, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The UK-based watchdog group said the explosion is the latest in a string of bombings in Idlib where lawlessness is rampant.

On Feb. 18, two explosions rocked Idlib, killing and wounding tens of people, according to the Observatory.

On Jan. 30, two bombings rocked Idlib committed by a female suicide bomber, leaving unknown losses.

It's worth noting that Idlib is controlled by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which is the umbrella group of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front.

Idlib is the last major rebel stronghold in Syria and the Syrian government stressed that it will restore it from the HTS.

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