On January 31 local time, two successive car bomb attacks occurred in the Syrian Turkish border area in northern Syria, causing many casualties.
According to the reports of Syrian state news agency and Syrian Kurdish media, the two car bomb attacks occurred in Aleppo Province in northern Syria. A car with explosives was detonated in the city of azaz in Aleppo province that afternoon, causing many casualties. A military checkpoint set up by Syrian opposition forces near bab, another city in Aleppo Province, was also attacked by a car bomb that afternoon, killing six Syrian opposition forces and injuring at least four others.
The picture shows a car bomb attack in the city of azaz. The picture is from the Syrian state news agency
In addition, according to the British based “Syrian Human Rights Watch”, the car bomb attack in the urban area of azaz city has killed six civilians, including two women and one child, and at least 30 others have been injured. The number of deaths is likely to increase further because many of the injured are in critical condition. Five Syrian opposition fighters have been killed and dozens injured in a car bomb attack in the BAB area.
Many cities and regions in northern Syria, including bab and azaz, are under the control of Turkey and its supported Syrian opposition forces. Recently, there have been frequent bomb attacks in these areas, and the local security situation has deteriorated dramatically.
The picture shows a car bomb attack in bab area. The picture is from Syrian Kurdish media
Less than 24 hours before the two bombings, a car bomb attack occurred in Afrin, another city in Aleppo province controlled by Turkey and its supported Syrian opposition forces, causing many casualties.
Syrian media had repeatedly reported that these bombings were triggered by internal strife among Turkish supported Syrian opposition forces, which further affected the local people. (CCTV reporter Zhu Xuesong)