Syrian car-bomb attack leaves 11 dead
Thursday, May 15, 2014
KILIS – The car-bomb attack in the Azez district of Aleppo, Syria, has left 11 dead and 37 wounded, Turkish authorities have said.
Following the attack, 48 people were transferred to Kilis State Hospital in Turkey via Oncupinar border crossing in the southern province of Kilis. However 11 were pronounced dead at the hospital, Kilis Governor Suleyman Tapsiz said, speaking to Anadolu Agency.
Oncupinar is the main crossing through which Syrian refugees have been entering Turkey fleeing the ongoing fighting in their country.
"The initial reports say it is the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who mounted the car bomb attack on opposition check point," Tapsiz added.
Earlier, opposition group, Syrian Revolution General Commission, said the bomb went off in a garage near the border gate.
Last May, Turkey's Reyhanli province near the Syrian border, which has seen thousands of Syrian refugees, was attacked in a twin-blast which left 52 people dead and 236 wounded.
More than 100,000 people have been killed during the ongoing conflict in Syria, which has also internally displaced more than 6.5 million people, according to the UN. Over two million are now registered as refugees in neighboring Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq.
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