The border town of Turkey was taken by Turkish forces in an offensive launched last month by Ankara against the Kurdish militia of the People's Protection Units.
At least 13 people were killed on Saturday, November 2, in a car bomb explosion in a Tal Abyad market controlled by Turkish forces in northern Syria, Ankara and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. the man.
"According to initial findings, 13 civilians lost their lives and about 20 civilians were injured", said the Turkish Ministry of Defense, attributing the attack to the Kurdish militia of the People's Protection Units (YPG). Tal Abyad, a border town of Turkey, was taken by Turkish forces in an offensive launched last month by Ankara against the YPG, a group called "Terrorist" by the Turkish government but supported by Western countries in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), an NGO that relies on a vast network of sources in Syria, has reported the death of 14 civilians and rebels supported by Ankara in the explosion. He was not able to identify those responsible for the attack.
The Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, interrupted after two agreements with Washington and Moscow providing for the withdrawal of YPGs to the south, aims, according to Ankara, to establish a "Security zone" along its border. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his goal is to ensure that two million Syrian refugees in Turkey return "Voluntarily" to settle in the "Security zone"once it is put in place.
The Turkish army and its Syrian auxiliaries have taken control of a strip of territory 120 km long and about thirty km wide ranging from Tal Abyad to Ras al-Ain.