Photo Credits: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists have documented a spike in the number of people killed in car-bomb explosion, this afternoon, in Al-Sena’a neighbourhood in Afrin city centre, which is under the control of Turkish forces and their proxy factions in north-western Aleppo, as the death toll has jumped to five people, including a child. The death toll is expected to rise further as the explosion left nearly 14 people injured, some seriously.

SOHR sources have just reported that a car-bomb exploded in Al-Sena’a neighbourhood in Afrin city, which is under the control of Turkish forces and the factions of “Olive Branch” operations room in the north-western countryside of Aleppo. The explosion left large number of casualties, as SOHR initial reports confirmed the death of two people, including a child, and the injury of 16 others. It is worth noting that Al-Sena’a neighbourhood is a crowded area with many shops and large number of civilians and passers-by.

It is also worth noting that today’s blast was the most violent one and the first car-bomb explosion in Afrin in 2021.