60 killed in Syria explosion

By Author  |  Published: 25th Feb 2017  1:30 amUpdated: 25th Feb 2017  1:09 am
Kilis : A Syrian man who was wounded at a blast in Al-Bab, a town in northern Syria, is wheeled at the hospital in Kilis, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Photo: PTI

Damascus: At least 60 people were killed in a car bombing in a Syrian village on Friday, a British war monitor said on Friday.

The suicide bombing that rocked the town of Susian, in said to be targeting Turkey-backed rebels, Xinhua news agency reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said most of the causalities were rebels. The IS group announced its withdrawal from al-Bab, came after 100 days of battles against the Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels fighting in an operation called the Euphrates Shield.

The Syrian army succeeded recently to besiege al-Bab from its southern edge, a move to prevent IS fighters to withdraw toward other stronghold in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, the de facto capital of IS.