At least three Turkish-backed militants killed in Ras al-Ayn in northeastern Syria

The aftermath of a car bomb blast that targetted a checkpoint of Turkey-backed Ahrar al-Sharqiya faction in Tal al-Janab village in the countryside of Hasaka’s Ras al-Ayn city in northeastern Syria on November 27, 2020. (Photo Credit: North Press Agency)

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SULAIMANI — At least three Turkey-backed militants were killed and two others wounded in a car bomb blast near Tal al-Janab village in the countryside of Ras al-Ayn (Sari Kani) city northwest of Hasakah governorate on Friday (November 27). 

The blast targeted a checkpoint belonging to the insurgents and caused extensive material damage despite casualties, according to North Press Agency.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that four Turkish-backed militants within Ahrar al-Sharqiya faction were killed.

On November 14, a militant of Sultan Murad faction was killed in a landmine blast near Tal Tamr town west of Hasaka.

On November 2, two civilians were wounded in a bomb blast in al-Jawza roundabout in the center of Ras al-Ain.

In October 2019, Turkish army in coordination with the its pro-Syrian rebels occupied  Ras al-Ayn and Tel Abyad north of Hasaka governorate in Operation Peace Spring from the Kurdish-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Since then, residents in the area have experienced security chaos, blasts, infighting, looting, rape and other human rights abuses.

(NRT Digital Media)