Security forces point finger at YPG/PKK terrorist group.
AL-BAB, Syria: At least eight people were injured when a bomb-laden motorbike exploded in Syria’s northern city of Al-Bab, local sources said Thursday.
The incident occurred in the city’s Kabbasin district, civil-defense spokesman Hasan Mohamed told Anadolu Agency.
“After the explosion, the injured were taken to a nearby hospital and fires caused by the blast were extinguished,” Mohamed said.
Although no group has yet claimed responsibility, security forces were quick to blame the attack on the YPG/PKK terrorist group.
Al-Bab was largely cleared of terrorist elements in 2016 as part of the Turkish military’s Operation Euphrates Shield.
Since 2016, Turkey has conducted two major military operations in northwestern Syria — Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch — with the aim of purging the region of terrorist groups.
Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.–AA