RAS AL-AYN, Syria

At least two children were killed and four civilians injured in a bomb attack in Ras al-Ayn, northern Syria, local security sources said on Saturday.

Terrorists detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a marketplace in Ras al-Ayn district, near the Turkey-Syria border.

The injured were taken to hospital, and a fire sparked by the bomb blast was extinguished by firefighters.

According to the Syrian National Army and local security forces, the attack was possibly carried out by the terrorist organization YPG/PKK.

Ras al-Ayn was liberated from YPG/PKK terrorists on Oct. 12, 2019 as part of Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring, which was launched to secure Turkey’s borders by eliminating the terror group from northern Syria, east of the Euphrates River, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.

The terrorists, however, continue attacks in Ras al-Ayn, and the nearby city of Tal Abyad despite their withdrawal from the border area following negotiations between the US and Turkey on Oct. 17, 2019.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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