On July 23 morning, a booby-trapped car exploded in the Turkish-occupied town of Ras al-Ain in the northern countryside of Syria’s al-Hasakah.
The car bomb reportedly blew up in the town’s center, near the cultural center and the so-called Local Council. Ras al-Ain, which was occupied by Turkish forces in October last year, is located right on the border with Turkey.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, four people, including a woman, were killed in the explosion. At least ten others were injured.
A series of similar bombings targeted Ras al-Ain and other Turkish-occupied towns and villages in northern and northeastern regions of Syria over the past few months. Dozens of people, including Turkish service members, were killed or injured.
Kurdish forces, especially the People’s Protection Units, are often blamed for such bombings, despite the lack of any solid evidence of their guilt.
The Turkish military is doing nothing to solve security issues in northeastern Syria. Meanwhile, many opposition activists claim that some Turkish-backed militants are actually facilitating such bombings in the region.