Saturday, January 7, 2017

At Least 15 Die in Car Bombing at Syrian Market; Took Place in Province of Aleppo in Town of Azaz

At least 15 people were killed today (January 7, 2017) when a car bomb went off in a busy market in a Syrian rebel-held town along the Turkish border, according to the Times of Israel website.

The Syrian Civil Defense team says the initial casualty count shows that at least 15 people died in the explosion in Azaz, a border town in the northern province of Aleppo.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group put the death toll at 19, and other activists said the number is likely higher after the explosion ripped through a busy market.

Many rebels and civilians who were pushed out of Aleppo city during a massive government offensive late last year resettled in Azaz. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for today's bombing.

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