Blast Strikes Town in Northern Syria; 25 Injured
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A blast killed at least one person in a region of north Syria controlled by militant groups, a witness and a war monitor said on Saturday.
The explosion in Azaz was caused by a car bomb, said the war monitor, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and hit a sit-in to demand new elections to the local council, the witness said.
The Observatory said one person was killed and others injured. The witness said two were killed and 25 injured, according to Reuters.
It comes as Damascus has mobilized forces for an offensive on the adjacent militant-held area in and around Idlib province.
US officials claim they are worried that the assault by Syria forces on the terrorists in Idlib could involve the use of chemical weapons, an issue that Damascus has dismissed as false lies by Washington.