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Death toll from bombings in northeast Syria exceeds 50: YPG sources

Kurdish forces and onlookers inspect the site of a bomb attack targeting a Kurdish checkpoint on September 14, 2015 in the Khashman district, north of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah. (AFP photo)

The death toll from a triple car bomb attack at a town in Syria’s northeastern Province of Hasakah has exceeded 50.

On Friday, AFP quoted a spokesman for the Syrian the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as saying that 50 to 60 people were killed and 80 others wounded  in the Thursday night attacks that rocked the town of Tal Tamr.

According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, one of the blasts occurred next to a post manned by Kurdish forces while the other was in front of a hospital, killing four women and a doctor.

The third explosion was reported at a crowded market in the town, which is mainly inhabited by the Syrian Kurds.

The UK-based group added that the toll could rise further as the blasts have left dozens of people wounded.

The Daesh Takfiri terror group claimed responsibility for the attack on Friday.

Located in Hasakah's Khabur region, Tal Tamr is under the control of the Kurdish forces and has been targeted in the past by the Daesh Takfiri terror group whose elements in February captured much of Khabur and abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians during the offensive. Kurdish YPG fighters later took back the area.

In a separate development, the observatory said militant fire on parts of the northwestern city of Aleppo that are under the control of the Syrian government has killed at least 12 people, including seven children, in the past 24 hours.

The crisis in Syria, which began in March 2011, has so far claimed the lives of over 250,000 people and displaced nearly half of the country’s population within or beyond its borders.

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