ISIS deadly car bomb kills 50 civilians in Syrian town

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More

At least 50 civilians and rebel fighters killed near blast in al-Bab, a crucial strategic area vacated this week by Islamic State.

isisThe deadly car bomb blast near to al-Bab, the Syrian town which Islamic State forces were this week driven from after a major battle with Turkey-backed rebels.

The monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the dead included civilians and fighters – an alliance of Syrian groups backed by Turkish firepower and special forces troops which has been battling Isis in the region since last summer.

Huge car bomb planted in the early hours of Friday morning in Sousian village, about five miles north of the centre of al-Bab, where civilians were queueing to return. The death include the main faction of Syrian rebels toll rose over the course of the day to 50, and could yet go higher.

The reports came out on Thursday rebels confirm the Isis militants had pulled out of al-Bab – the group’s last town in Aleppo province – after weeks of siege and street fighting. The US backed rebels were assisted by Turkish special forces and soldiers as well as fighter jets and tanks.

Syrian town Al-Bab is a crucial strategic victory for Euphrates Shield, which was announced late last summer to much fanfare and has secured a sweep of territory near the Syrian-Turkish border, eliminating Isis border crossings.

The AL Bab town was a key forward post for Isis that was used to launch attacks against the rebels in north-west Syria, and is on the road to the de facto Isis capital of Raqqa in the east. It is one of the more densely populated areas in the province outside the city of Aleppo.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

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