At least 40 civilians were killed, including 11 children, when a bomb detonated on an oil tanker in the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Tuesday (April 28), the Turkish Defence Ministry said, blaming the attack on the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, Reuters reported.
TRT World Now reports Turkish officials say they have caught the person suspected of driving the bomb-laden fuel truck into Syria's Afrin market.
NEW — At least 35 civilians dead, 30 others wounded in Syria’s Afrin in an attack conducted with an oil tanker, Turkey says— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) April 28, 2020
The Turkish Defense Ministry has blamed Syrian Kurdish YPG for the explosion pic.twitter.com/YYDJh3mYli
187. No matter whether #Ramadan or #coronavirus is going on for PKK/YPG-linked Kurdish groups in Northern #Syria.— Wyvern (@WyvernReports) April 28, 2020
Local sources reporting four killed and dozens wounded including children in Raco due to a car bomb explosion near a market in the town.https://t.co/VYLdvV68pW pic.twitter.com/y9Oorx3pYF
23 dead and 50 injured as a IED blew up an oil tanker in occupied Afrin. pic.twitter.com/Yl1Cz8aB99— Syria (@SyriaForAssad) April 28, 2020