Car bombing leaves over 20 people dead in Syria's Idlib
Iran Press TV
Sun Jan 7, 2018 06:52PM
Nearly two dozen people have been killed and scores of others injured when a powerful explosion ripped through a residential area in Syria's northwestern city of Idlib, where Syrian army forces, supported by allied fighters from popular defense groups, continue to gain ground against foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists.
Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news network, citing local source, reported that an explosive-laden car went off in front of al-Miri supermarket in the 30th Street of the city, located roughly 300 kilometers (186 miles) north of the capital, Damascus, on Sunday evening, leaving more than 20 people dead and many others injured.
The sources added that the explosion targeted a building housing militants from the Caucasian Front, blaming members of the Takfiri Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) terrorist alliance for the act of terror.
The Caucasian Front militants are heavily present in Idlib. Most of them live with their facilities in buildings on the 30th Street.
The development came on the same day that Syrian government troops and their allies could liberate the town of Sinjar in the Maarrat al-Nu'man district of Idlib province after HTS terrorists were defeated.
The source added that Syrian army soldiers and their allies could also retake the towns of Mutawasita, Khiara, and Kafrya al-Ma'ara.
Sinjar would serve as a key launching pad for further military operations in Idlib province.
The town is only 14 kilometers from the key Abu al-Duhur Air Base, whose recapture would enable the Syrian army to regain the upper hand in carrying out airstrikes against militant positions in Idlib.
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