17 persons killed by the police at the border town in Syria

A village in the northeast of Syria, where Turkey has control, is hit by the bloody attack. A car bomb has killed 17 people and injured 20 others near a syria

17 persons killed by the police at the border town in Syria

A village in the northeast of Syria, where Turkey has control, is hit by the bloody attack.

A car bomb has killed 17 people and injured 20 others near a syrian border town that was captured by tyrkiskstøttede forces in the last month.

this was stated by The Turkey's ministry of defence on Tuesday.

the Ministry writes, according to the AFP news agency on Twitter, that the victims are civilians, and it accuses the kurdish YPG-strength to stand behind bilbombeangrebet.

- Barnemorderne has this time brought a car bomb to blast in Tel Halef, sounds from the Turkish ministry.

Turkey considers the YPG as a terrorist organisation.

There is no immediate comment from the YPG or other kurdish groups.

the Attack hit the village of Tel Halef, which is located to the west of the town of Ras el Ain. Here found some of the worst fighting, when Turkey in October launched a military offensive against the YPG.

Pictures from the site showing the charred and curled up cars lie back on the ground after the attack at the village marketplace.

The Syrian Observatory for human Rights (Sohr), which monitors the situation in Syria from an office in the Uk, confirms, according to the AFP, that the attack has taken place.

But the observatory put the number of fatalities to 11, of which at least three are civilians. However, the death toll will rise, because several of the injured are in critical condition.

Turkey began an offensive against the YPG in northeastern Syria on 9. October.

The kurdish force has been a crucial ally for the UNITED states in the fight against the militant movement Islamic State. A few days before the Turkish operation was launched, the UNITED states had pulled its soldiers out of the area.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 27 November 2019, 01:00

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