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    An image grab taken from an AFPTV video released on January 7, 2017 shows people gathering amidst the debris at the site of a car bomb attack in the rebel-held town of Azaz in northern Syria.

    Explosion in Azaz in Syria's Aleppo Province Leaves at Least 25 Dead - Reports

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    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.

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