Daesh car bomb kills 8, injures 38 in Syria's Kobani
(MENAFN- The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) At least eight people have been killed and 38 others wounded in an explosion in the Syrian border town of Kobani amid renewed fighting between Kurdish forces and Daesh.
A statement released by the anti-Bashar-al-Assad Syrian Revolution Coordinators' Union (SRCU) said Daesh militants mounted the attack with two bomb-laden vehicles while disguised as Kurdish fighters.
The SRCU also reported fierce clashes in Kobani following the blast.
Local Turkish government officials told Anadolu Agency that clashes between Daesh and Syrian-Kurdish fighters from the YPG € the military wing of the Syrian Democratic Union Party € have recently intensified in central Kobani.
They stated that the bomb blast occurred near Turkey's Mursitpinar border crossing in the Suruc district of southeastern Sanliurfa province in the early hours of Thursday.
Anadolu Agency correspondents at the scene reported that the wounded from the blast were rushed through Mursitpinar crossing into Turkey and taken in ambulances to Suruc State Hospital and other facilities in Sanliurfa.
Meanwhile, a crowd has gathered on the Syrian side of the Turkish frontier, prompting security forces to step up measures on the border line.
In the past few weeks, Turkey has been witnessing another massive inflow of Syrian refugees from the city of Tal Abyad and nearby areas, as they flee clashes between Daesh and the YPG.
On Monday, the YPG and opposition groups € operating under the name of Burkan al-Firat € took the northern Syrian village of Ali Bajiliyah near Raqqa € considered a Daesh stronghold € according to eyewitnesses.
A U.S.-led international coalition has been providing support to the YPG.
YPG forces, working in tandem with Burkan al-Firat, recently seized control of Tal Abyad, after which the YPG reportedly forced other opposition factions to leave the city.
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