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A Syrian man cries on the site in the northwestern Idlib governorate. File photo/AFP
Turkey's Defence Ministry says a car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey, killing 3 civilians.
The ministry said on Saturday that more than 20 people were injured in the explosion in an industrial zone of Tal Abyad. The ministry blamed Syrian Kurdish fighters for the attack.
Two other car bombs have hit Tal Abyad this month, killing at least 21 people.
Turkey-backed fighters captured the city from Kurdish-led fighters in October.
Turkey is seeking to expand its areas of influence in Syria’s north, pushing Kurdish fighters away from its borders. Ankara views those Kurdish fighters as terrorists.
The same Kurdish fighters were the United States’ main partner in combating the Daesh group in Syria.
The area in northern Aleppo province, controlled by the Turkish army and allied Syrian forces, regularly sees deadly attacks and targeted killings.
It said the attack occurred during a roadside security check in the region east of the Euphrates river in Syria, where Turkey carried out a military operation with allied Syrian rebels in October.
Battles raged on Friday as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to press an assault against Kurdish forces in Syria, dismissing "threats" from other countries while the US warned Ankara of fresh sanctions.
The ministry said in a statement that the attack violated Ankara's agreements and cooperation with Russia, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's most powerful ally. It said Russia had been told in advance about the convoy.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Tuesday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
Russia blamed the blasts at an ammunition storage facility in Mayskoye on an "act of sabotage” without naming the perpetrators.
A number of princes, senior Ulema, governors, government officials and inherit custodians of the house, also took part in the regular tradition.
Noeleen Heyzer "will focus on addressing the deteriorating situation and immediate concerns as well as other priority areas of her mandate," according to a UN statement issued late Monday.