05-12-2019 05:32 PM Jerusalem Timing

Car Bomb Kills 17 near Syria-Turkey Border

Car Bomb Kills 17 near Syria-Turkey Border

A car bomb killed at least 17 civilians and wounded doCar Bomb at Syria-Turkey Borderszens more on the Syrian side of the Bab al-Salama border crossing with Turkey on Thursday, a monitoring group said.

A car bomb killed at least 17 civilians and wounded doCar Bomb at Syria-Turkey Borderszens more on the Syrian side of the Bab al-Salama border crossing with Turkey on Thursday, a monitoring group said.

Women and children were among the dead in the blast in an area used as a car park, the opposing UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Gruesome photographs posted online by activists showed shocked men standing over charred, blackened bodies, some missing limbs.

The area around the crossing has been targeted by car bombs before.

In February, a blast on the Syrian side killed six people and wounded 45.

The Syrian side of the crossing is under the control of Islamic Front which has been battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant since early January.

Other border crossings between Turkey and Syria have also been targeted, including the Bab al-Hawa post in Idlib province in the northwest, where two suicide bombers killed 16 people in January.