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[UPDATE] Car bomb on Turkey-Syria border kills at least 20

Injured Syrian car bomb attack victims arrive at Kilis Hospital to receive their medical treatments on October 13, 2016. At least 15 were killed in and many others injured a car bomb blast in Azaz town.

At least 20 people, mostly Syrian fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), were killed after a car bomb exploded in a Syrian town bordering Turkey on Thursday.

According to eyewitnesses, the explosion took place at a gas station near a checkpoint close to the Bab al Salam crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in northern Syria. The checkpoint was manned by Jabhat al Shamiya, a group from the FSA.

The Bab al Salam crossing is close to the city of Azaz, a major stronghold of Turkish-backed moderate Syrian FSA fighters involved in a major operation to the east against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants who remain along the border.


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