Car bomb rips through Syria's Afrin

Orient Net 2019-01-23 08:30:00

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A car bomb has exploded in the city of Afrin in the north of Syria, local sources report. 

Kurdish sources said the the explosion took place near the opposition fighting group, Ahrar al-Sharqiya, without confirming any casualties.    

Afrin is under the control of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) backed by the Turkish military. Earlier, it was controlled by PKK-affiliated SDF/YPG militias.

A FSA-Turkish operation, Olive Branch Operation, was launched in 2017, driving out and neutralizing the Kurdish militias in 2018.

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