50 killed in ISIL attack in Syria' Qamishli
July 27, Damascus: At least 50 people have been killed and dozens injured when two explosions struck a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria.
Syrian state TV said a truck loaded with explosions blew up on the western edge of the town of Qamishli, near the Turkish border, on Wednesday. Minutes later, a motorcycle packed with explosions blew up in the same area.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion targeted a centre of the local Kurdish police and a nearby government building.
The predominantly Kurdish US-backed Syria Democratic Forces have been the main force fighting ISIL in northern Syria and have captured wide areas from the hardline fighters.
The Oslo Times International News Network