Turkey says 2 killed in car bomb attack in northeast Syria

December 5, 2019 GMT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s Defense Ministry says a car bomb explosion in a Turkish-controlled area of northeastern Syria has killed two civilians.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the ministry said at least 10 other people were wounded in the attack in the city of Ras al-Ayn on Thursday.

The attack was the latest in a string of deadly car bomb attacks in northeast Syria since Turkish troops and allied Syrian opposition fighters captured Ras al-Ayn and other areas in October to drive Syrian Kurdish fighters away from its border.

The ministry blamed the attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters.


Turkey considers the Kurdish fighters as terrorists because of their links to a Kurdish insurgency inside Turkey.

The fighters had however, partnered with the U.S. against the Islamic State group.