At Least 20 Dead after Islamic State Bomb Blast at Syria Border Crossing

The Islamic State group took credit for the attack in an online statement.

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FILE -- A view towards the Turkish border from Kinsibba, Syria. -VOA

October 6, 2016: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bomb blast that killed at least 20 people, most of whom were Turkish-backed opposition fighters along Syria’s northwestern border with Turkey.

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A suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of rebel troops near the border crossing in the village of Atmeh, just a short distance away from where the rebels and the jihadist group had been fighting along another stretch of the border.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based non-profit group, put the number of dead at 21.

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The Islamic State group took credit for the attack in an online statement. Those killed include a judge and another top civil judicial figure from the rebel-held eastern Aleppo, according to a rebel official.

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One witness told Reuters most of those killed in the blast were members of the Failiq al-Sham group, which has been fighting alongside Turkish soldiers to defeat the IS group. (VOA)

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  • Enakshi Roy Chowdhury

    This needs to be stopped.. stopped completely… how many innocent people to die?

  • Aakash Mandyal

    Terrorism is a major issue who is spreading like a virus and gulping countries to death.
    Countries like Syria is a example. if not stopped soon it will spread its feet all over the world.