On June 27, a booby-trapped car exploded in the district of Villat in the southern part of the northern city of Afrin, according to the Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Enab Baladi. Minutes after the car’s explosion, a booby-trapped motorcycle exploded in Kawa al-Hadad roundabout in the center of the city.
According to initial reports, up to eight civilians were killed, while more than 25 others were injured in the two explosions. The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Police (FSB) is yet to release any accurate information about the incidents.
A day earlier, the northern city witnessed heavy clashes between the Al-Mu’tasim Brigade and the al-Shamiya Front, which are both backed by Turkey. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), more than 11 militants were killed and injured in the clashes.
Since it was captured by the Turkish military on March 24, Afrin has been witnessing a state of chaos. During the last two months, several Turkish-backed groups clashed in the Kurdish area, which led to the death of many civilians and militants.
The Turkish military is yet to take any steps to improve the deteriorating security situation in Afrin. Due to this many Kurdish and even pro-opposition activists hold Turkey the responsibility for the chaos there.