22:41 GMT04 March 2021
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    According to sources quoted by the Syrian news agency, the explosion took place in the city's industrial zone.

    At least five people were killed and more than 13 others were injured when a car bomb exploded in Syria's Afrin, the Syrian News Agency (SANA) said. 

    The Al-Sinaa neighbourhood where the incident took place is said to have sustained considerable damage from the blast. This district has been controlled by Turkish forces and Syrian factions which are allied to them for three years.

    Photos alleged to be from the scene of the explosion were shared online. 

    Afrin, located near the Turkish border north of the city of Aleppo, was taken by Turkey and Turkish-backed militants from Kurdish forces in January 2018 in Operation Olive Branch.​

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