Turkish authorities capture Syria bomb attack suspect

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Sunday 17 November 2019 | 8:52 PM Damascus Time

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  • Turkish authorities capture Syria bomb attack suspect

    BALADI NEWS

    Turkish authorities have captured a Syrian Kurdish YPG fighter suspected of a car bomb attack in the northern Syrian town of Al-Bab a day earlier, which killed 18 people and wounded 30 others, Reuters news agency cited Turkey’s defense ministry as saying on Sunday.

    The ministry said on Saturday that the car bomb was carried out by Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters in the northern Syrian border town of Al-Bab, which Turkish forces seized in a 2016 offensive.

    “The perpetrator of the attack was caught after a successful operation by the National Intelligence Organisation,” Turkey’s defense ministry said on Twitter.

    On November 16, a car bomb blast took place in al-Bab city in Aleppo countryside, killing 18 civilians and injuring 30 others. 

    The car bomb was left by Ali Yusuf Mahmood, a Syrian man from Menbij, has risen to 18, according to the local military police in the city. 

    The victims' relatives and  locals gathered in front of the police headqauters in al-Bab calling the execution of Mahmood who brought the car bomb from al-Hamra town in the PKK-affiliated PYD-controlled Menbij, according to Orient News network. 

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