- Title: Six dead, several wounded in car explosion north of Syria
- Date: 23rd December 2019
- Summary: HOLE IN GROUND AT EXPLOSION SITE DAMAGED CAR TURNED OVER AFTER EXPLOSION PEOPLE'S BELONGINGS ON GROUND, DAMAGED TRUCK CARRYING MOTORCYCLE OVERTURNED CAR AND DAMAGED TRUCK HOLE IN WALL AT EXPLOSION SITE, DAMAGED TRUCK CARRYING MOTORCYCLE HOLE IN WALL AT EXPLOSION SITE MOTORCYCLE ON GROUND, PEOPLE AND TROOPS WALKING AT EXPLOSION SITE MAN WALKING OVER SHOE LYING AMONG RUBBLE SHOE WITH BURNT HOLE STILL SMOULDERING BLOWN UP TYRE GROCERIES ON GROUND NEXT TO TYRE DAMAGED CAR ENGINE LYING ON GROUND PEOPLE GATHERED NEAR EXPLOSION SITE VARIOUS OF DAMAGED VEHICLE PARTS AMONG RUBBLE VARIOUS OF DAMAGED VAN WITH BULLET HOLES FATHER CARRYING HIS DEAD CHILD AND SAYING (Arabic): "THEY HAVE BEEN BLOWING US UP FOR 20 DAYS" BODY ON GROUND WRAPPED IN BLANKETS
- Embargoed: 6th January 2020 15:42
- Keywords: Car bomb Casualties Explosion Security Syria Turkey
- Location: SULUK, SYRIA
- City: SULUK, SYRIA
- Country: Syria
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA002BB755XJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Six people were killed and several wounded on Monday (December 23) in a car explosion in the Syrian town of Suluk, according to a source from the local hospital.
The northern town, which lies approximately 10 km from the Turkish border, is controlled by Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies.
Troops were seen firing guns in to the air in order to disperse crowds gathered at the explosion site.
Suluk is one of three key towns controlled by the Turkish-backed troops, including Tal Abyad and Ras al Ain.
Turkey is seeking international support for plans to settle 1 million Syrians in part of northeast Syria that its forces and their Syrian rebel allies seized from the Kurdish YPG militia in a cross-border incursion in October.
Turkey has backed Syrian rebels fighting Assad, while Russia and Iran support Assad's forces. Ankara, Moscow and Tehran have been working on a political solution to the conflict.
A Turkish team was in Russia on Monday for talks on the conflicts in Syria and Libya, following reports that tens of thousands more Syrians were heading to Turkey, which is already host to the world's biggest refugee population.
(Production: Aboud Hammam, Hammouda Hassan, Nadeen Ebrahim)
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