Two killed, five wounded in Ras al Ayn, Syria bombing

Two were killed and 12 wounded on Saturday in a bomb attack in Ras al Ayn, a town in northern Syria that Turkey captured in last October’s cross-border military operation, Shafaaq news website said.

Improvised explosive device (IED) was the cause of the explosion which targetted Turkish-backed National Army, it said.

Turkish-controlled areas in northern Syria have been a frequent target of bomb attacks that have claimed the lives of several Turkish-backed militia fighters and civilians.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring in October to drive members of the People's Protection Units (YPG) away from its border. Turkey considers the group to be an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish self-rule within Turkey for decades.