08:23 GMT18 January 2021
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL

    An explosion in Azaz in Syria's Aleppo province left at least 25 dead and dozens injured, Sky News Arabia TV channel reported. Later, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported that at least 60 were killed and 50 were injured.

    Azaz is located in northern Syria near the Turkish border. The TV channel reported that a car bomb exploded.

    The explosion occurred in the city center located close to the headquarters of the armed opposition group Ahrar al-Sham.

    ​Some 50 supporters of the group were killed and injured in the blast, sources told Sputnik.

    ​The news comes amid a nationwide ceasefire in Syria, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey and approved by the United Nations. The ceasefire deal in Syria is in effect since December 30. The truce is expected to be followed by peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana later this month.

    On December 29, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Ahrar al-Sham was among the opposition groups, that agreed to join the Syrian ceasefire.


    French People Begin to Question Conventional Version of Aleppo Events - Lawmaker
    Russian Military Brings 1.3 Tonnes of Relief Aid to Syria's Aleppo, Latakia
    French Lawmaker Says Aleppo Shrouded in Misinformation
    Aleppo Liberation Lays Groundwork for Peace Process in Syria - Russian Military
    Journalists and Jihadists: Commision Needed for Examining Media Bias in Aleppo
    car bomb, ceasefire, Azaz, Syria, Aleppo
    Community standardsDiscussion