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Three killed in VBIED blast in Syria's Ras al-Ayn

  2021-02-25  | 
 Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Three people were killed and at least ten others were wounded when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded at a chicken market in the Turkey-occupied city of Ras al-Ayn in northwestern Hasakah province. 

A booby-trapped van went off at a popular market in the city that killed three persons including members of the factions affiliated with Turkey, according to North Press Agency. 

Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency reported that two persons were killed and seven others were wounded in the blast without identifying the names of the casualties. 

Turkey accuses the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of staging such bomb blasts in the city. 

In October 2019, Turkish army in coordination with affiliated Syrian rebels occupied  Ras al-Ayn (Sare Kanye) and Tel Abyad (Gire Spi) north of Hasaka governorate in Operation Peace Spring and expelled the SDF. 

Since then, residents in the area have experienced security chaos, blasts, infighting, looting, rape and other human rights abuses.

UN and human rights watchdogs have expressed concerns about deteriorating security in the area.

(Zhyan English)