Five people were killed, and several persons injured as a result a car bomb explosion in the town of Ras al-Ain on July 23, Rossa Primavera News Agency’s source in Syria informed.
The car exploded at the an-Nufus traffic circle r in Hasaka Province. There is no information whether a suicide attacker was driving the car.
The city of Ras al-Ain is situated on the Syrian-Turkish border. It is controlled by Turkish-backed militant groups.
On October 9, 2019, Turkey launched the Operation Peace Spring against the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern Syria east of the Euphrates River. Ankara announced the following objectives of the operation: to dislodge the Kurds from the 30-40 km of gray area along the entire Syrian-Turkish border east of the Euphrates and then to move into this area Syrian refugees, who fled from the hostilities to the Turkish territory.
Turkey used Ankara-backed Syrian opposition groups as strike groups. The Turkish military commanded the militants in these groups, the Turkish army supported them with artillery and aviation. The same groups remained in the territories occupied during the operation.
On October 22, 2019, in Sochi, during negotiations between Russia and Turkey, a truce agreement was reached. But Turkish-backed militants regularly violated it and opened fire on the Kurds positions in the provinces of Raqqa and Hasaka. The SDF often open return fire. Therefore, the situation in the area, where the Operation Peace Spring is conducted, cannot be called peaceful.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency