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Car Bomb Hits Tel Abyad in Northern Syria, Kills 13

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A bomb blast on Saturday rocked the city of Tel Abyad (Gire Sipi) in north of Syria where at least 13 people were killed.

The blast was carried out via a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).

The Syrian border town is currently under the control of the Turkish army and Ankara-backed Islamist Syrian groups.

According to the Turkish Defense Ministry, at least 20 others were wounded at the result of the blast.

Locals said the bombing also caused huge damage to the surrounding buildings.

Mustafa Bali, head of the press office for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), wrote on Twitter that Turkey is responsible for the deterioration of the security of the region since its “occupation” of the Kurdish areas.

He said that Turkey aims at forcing the Kurds out of their areas and introduce a demographic change through a planned deteriorated security situation similar to what was witnessed in Afrin.

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