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Car blast kills eight into Syria’s Afrin, near Turkish border

Last updated on October 31, 2019

The Turkish army helped by its Syrian rebel allies captured Afrin, a mostly Kurdish town, by the Kurdish YPG militia in March 2018 at a significant offensive.

Turkish forces have escalated out a buffer zone within northern Syria that extends across the majority of the states’ border.

Videos posted on societal media revealed extensive damage to the industry place with flames burning. Reuters couldn’t vouch for their validity.

Similar auto blasts often hit crowded civilian areas from the largely Arab populated cities close to the border with Turkey under the management of Turkish-backed forces.

Residents and rebels from the rebel-held shore blame the YPG for its strikes.

The Kurdish-led forces say they’re engaged in a guerrilla campaign against Turkish forces but refuse that they target civilians.

Turkish forces launched their own offensive interior Syria this past month intending to establish a secure zone in mostly Arab populated border regions east of the Euphrates the Kurdish-led compels control. It’s pushed Kurdish fighters from regions of the strip.