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Syria: At least eight killed as car bomb explosion hits Afrin

Syrian Arab Republic, Afrin
October 31, 2019 at 18:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least eight people were killed and several others injured in a car bomb explosion targeting a local market in Afrin, a northwestern Syrian city controlled by Turkish-backed opposition groups, on Thursday.

Footage shows the aftermath of the explosion.

On October 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to establish a 'safe-zone' in north-eastern Syria and to carry out joint border patrols in the area, except the city of Qamishli.

The two leaders also signed a memorandum of understanding stating that Kurdish forces must withdraw from the zone within 150 hours, starting from Wednesday, October 23.

According to the accord, Ankara's military operation in north-eastern Syria, dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring', will continue between the towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ayn, some 32 kilometres (20 miles) inside Syrian territory.

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At least eight people were killed and several others injured in a car bomb explosion targeting a local market in Afrin, a northwestern Syrian city controlled by Turkish-backed opposition groups, on Thursday.

Footage shows the aftermath of the explosion.

On October 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to establish a 'safe-zone' in north-eastern Syria and to carry out joint border patrols in the area, except the city of Qamishli.

The two leaders also signed a memorandum of understanding stating that Kurdish forces must withdraw from the zone within 150 hours, starting from Wednesday, October 23.

According to the accord, Ankara's military operation in north-eastern Syria, dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring', will continue between the towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ayn, some 32 kilometres (20 miles) inside Syrian territory.

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