Jul 27, 2016
By Jane Brown
Two explosions have struck a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria, leaving at least 50 people dead and dozens wounded.
Syrian State TV is reporting that a truck loaded with explosives blew up today on the western edge of Qamishli, near the Turkish border. Minutes later, a motorcycle packed with explosives blew up in the same area.
Responsibility for the attack has been claimed by the Islamic State terror group.
This latest attack comes amid intense fighting in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, where more than 50 people have been killed in recent days.
The predominantly Kurdish U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces have been the main force fighting ISIS in northern Syria and have captured wide areas from the terrorists.
As the war drags on towards its sixth year, there is a renewed international push to restart the stalled Syria political talks next month.
More than 4.8 million Syrians have become refugees displaced from their homeland, while more than 6.5 million people are internally displaced with the country’s borders.