Men react as others rush at the site of a car bomb attack at the Bab al-Hawa border crossing between Syria and Turkey, in Idlib

Bomb exploded near Syria-Turkey border, 20 killed

AZAZ: A car bomb blast occurred on Thursday near a checkpoint close to the Bab al Salama pass on the Turkish-Syrian border in northern Syria. 20 people were killed in the blast.

According to the two eye witness, the explosion occurred near a checkpoint manned by a group of militants named Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) Jabhat al Shamiya close to a car warehouse approximately 2 kilometer away from the border crossing, a major route for traffic between opposition-held Northern Syria within Turkey.

One eye witness stated that rescue officials shifted many injured people to the nearest Azaz hospital for medical aid. He added more that mosques were requesting to the people to donate blood.

The Bab al Salama bypass is considered as a major stronghold of Turkish-backed and is the closest rout to the city of Azaz, and Western-scrutinize moderate FSA Syrian militants were involved in a several militant operations alongside a bordering area distant to the Northeast opposite to the area where remaining Daesh militants have their hideouts.

The event occurred after a week when an Islamic State militant detonated himself in Atmeh border between Syria’s rebel held areas in Idlib province located in Northwestern Syria and Turkey.

At least 25 people were killed in that explosion and targeted mainly Turkish-funded FSA militant fighting alongside other factions in Ankara’s aggression, dubbed “Euphrates Shield,” to push out the militants from their last Northern Syrian controlled territory.

Currently, Daesh is facing confrontation all sides, including the Syrian government officials, foreign-militants and other U.S.-funded fighters.

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