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Car bomb in Syria’s Idlib kills 10

- Reuters

beirut — A car bomb killed 10 people in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observator­y for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Sunday.

The attack occurred in a market in the town of Al Dana, located in the north of the province near the border with Turkey, according to the Observator­y.

Three people under 18 were among the dead and the blast also injured at least 30 other people, it said. Another bombing in the town after midnight on Friday killed two people, it added.

Rebel groups in Idlib province have been sporadical­ly fighting each other since early this year. Rebels have also accused the Daesh militant group of carrying out attacks in the area.

Idlib province is a major stronghold of rebels in Syria and is situated along the border with Turkey, one of the main backers of their rebellion against President Bashar Al Assad.

Large numbers of fighters, along with their relatives and many other civilians, have moved into the area under amnesty after surrenderi­ng to the army in other parts of Syria.

The United Nations and aid agencies have voiced concern about the humanitari­an situation in Idlib, where large numbers of people live in poor conditions and face aerial bombardmen­t. —

 ?? Reuters ?? A civil defence member trying to put out a fire at the site of a car bomb blast in the town of Al Dana, in Idlib province. —
Reuters A civil defence member trying to put out a fire at the site of a car bomb blast in the town of Al Dana, in Idlib province. —

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