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Car bomb kills many Turkey-backed rebels in northern Syria

Published : 20 Nov 2019, 02:45

  DF-Xinhua Report

File Photo Xinhua.

A car bomb tore through a checkpoint of the Turkey-backed rebels in northern Syria on Tuesday, killing many rebels, state news agency SANA reported.

The car bomb ripped through the checkpoint in the countryside of Ras al-Ayn city in the northern countryside of Hasakah Province in northeastern Syria near Turkey, said SANA.

Many rebels were also wounded and later transported to hospitals inside the Turkish territories, it added.

Meanwhile, SANA said the Syrian army continued to deploy in the western countryside of Tal Tamr area in the Hasakah countryside in tandem with consolidating positions in the northwestern countryside of the province.

The deployment comes as part of a deal mediated by Russia last month with the Kurdish forces.

The Syrian army concluded the deal with the Kurdish forces in control of areas in northern Syria to help face the Turkish military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria that has been dragging on since Oct. 9.