Syria: Tanker bombing kills 8, injures 35 in Afrin

At least eight civilians were killed and 35 others injured on Thursday when a bomb-laden tanker exploded in Afrin, northwestern Syria.

According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent on the ground, a bomb planted in a diesel fuel tanker was detonated in the Tirende area, south of the Afrin district center.

The fuel spreading around triggered a fire after the explosion.

Security forces are evaluating the possibility of the attack having been organized by the YPG, which is to be expected from the Turkish occupiers.

Over the last three years, Turkey’s Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations have occupied the region which had been liberated by the YPG from ISIS terrorists, allowing Turkey to resettle the area with hundreds of thousands of displaced Sunnis, friendly to Turkey.