More than 30 dead in car bomb attack at an FSA checkpoint near Azaz

At least 30 people, most of them rebels, were killed in a car bomb blast at an opposition checkpoint in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Thursday, sources on the ground said.

The blast hit near the town of Azaz, close to the border with Turkey, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that at least 25 of the dead were FSA-linked rebel fighters. The attack injured dozens and sources said the toll could rise further because of the number of people with serious wounds.

According to a Syria & Iraq News source, the attack was committed by a Daesh suicide bomber via an SVBIED.

The checkpoint was run by the Shamiya Front rebel group, which is active in Aleppo province, and was on the road to the Baby al-Salama crossing.

Sources: AFP/Syria & Iraq News


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