TAL ABYAD, Syria/ANKARA
Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) thwarted a bomb-laden truck attack organized by YPG/PKK terror group in northern Syria’s Tal Abyad district, National Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
The terror group attempted to strike Ayn al-Arus village of the district, however, the attack was thwarted thanks to a military checkpoint set by the TSK, said the ministry on Twitter.
But another truck loaded with bombs exploded outside of the same village, leading to injury of at least five, according to initial reports.
This attack has yet to be claimed by any organization, but according to the Syrian National Army (SNA), the YPG/PKK terror group might be behind the incident.
Another bomb-laden truck exploded in Jarabulus, which was earlier rid of terrorism with Turkey’s counter-terrorism “Operation Euphrates Shield.”
“Bloodthirsty PKK/YPG terrorists conducted another car bomb attack in central Jarabulus in the attack targeting innocent civilians minding their daily business, 9 people were wounded including 1 child,” the ministry said on Twitter.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU — has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.
- Writing and contribution by Ali Murat Alhas from Ankara
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