Saturday August 20, 2022

19 Killed in Syrian Market Blast

BEIRUT: A rocket attack on a crowded market in northern Syria killed 19 people and wounded dozens, an opposition war monitor and a paramedic group said.

The attack on the town of al-Bab came days after a Turkish airstrike killed at least 11 Syrian troops and U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, blamed Syrian government forces for Friday’s shelling, saying it was in apparent retaliation for the Turkish airstrike.

The Observatory said three children were among the 19 killed, and that there were more than 30 wounded. The opposition’s Syrian Civil Defense, also known as White Helmets, had the same death toll but said 28 people were wounded

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