On July 26 in the morning, a large explosion rocked the Turkish-occupied town of Ras al-Ain in the northern countryside of Syria’s al-Hasakah.
The explosion, which was caused by a booby-trapped motorcycle, targeted a local market in the town. The market was crowded when the explosion occurred, resulting in a high number of casualties.
Abdullah Al-Jashm, a journalist at the Ras Al-Ain Local Council, told Enab Baladi that eight civilians, including a 13-year old boy, were killed. At least 19 others were injured, four of them are in a critical condition.
This was the second explosion in Ras al-Ain this week. Three days ago, a car bomb blew up in the town killing four people and injuring at least ten others. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, thus far.
The Turkish military and its Syrian proxies occupied Ras al-Ain in October last year following a fierce battle with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.
As usual, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense held Kurdish forces responsible for the new bombing in Ras al-Ain. The ministry didn’t present any evidence. These accusations may be politically motivated.