8 killed in explosion in NE Syria

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-24 02:18:15|Editor: huaxia

DAMASCUS, June 23 (Xinhua) -- A booby-trapped vehicle went off in a Turkey-controlled area in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah on Tuesday, killing eight people, a war monitor reported.

The vehicle exploded in a marketplace in the city of Ras al-Ayn in the countryside of Hasakah, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The UK-based watchdog group said in an earlier report that four people were killed in the blast.

Three of the slain people were civilians while the rest are pro-Turkey fighters, the report said.

It added that 15 other fighters were wounded and taken to hospitals in Turkey and in Ras al-Ayn.

Ras al-Ayn is controlled by the Turkey-backed rebels and Turkish forces after a Turkish campaign against Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria in last October. Enditem