Car Bomb Kills 10 in Kurdish-Held Syria Town
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A car bomb killed at least 10 people on Wednesday in a Syrian town near the Turkish border held by Kurdish-led forces, sources said.
Another nine people were wounded in the attack in Tal Abyad, which was captured from Daesh (ISIL) by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and allied Arab groups in June last year, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The alliance was formalized in October 2015 into the Syrian Democratic Forces, which then seized swathes of northern and northeastern Syria from Daesh.
An SDF official said the car bomb was detonated outside offices of the Kurdish autonomous administration on the town's main street.
He said nine people were killed, according to AFP.
The Kurds and their allies have now captured most of the Turkish border areas that had been under Daesh control, depriving the terrorists of access routes for foreign fighters and funds.
The SDF is currently fighting the extremists in the town of Manbij, across the Euphrates River to the west, threatening what was a key staging post on one of their few remaining entry routes.