Residents gather at the site of a bomb attack in Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli on July 27, 2016.
AFP / DELIL SOULEIMAN
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
A suicide bomber riding an empty livestock truck laden with explosives blew himself up Wednesday in a crowded district in the predominantly Kurdish town of Qamishli in northern Syria, causing massive destruction and killing at least 44 in a new attack claimed by Daesh (ISIS).In a later statement, it said the suicide bombing was in retaliation for the U.S.-led airstrikes in Manbij, threatening the Kurds specifically with more attacks.The commander of the Kurdish security forces, Joan Ibrahim, vowed to avenge the "dirty" attack, which he said came in retaliation for the siege imposed by the SDF on Manbij. An advance by pro-government forces around the only remaining supply route into the eastern sector this month enabled them to fire on it at close range, making the battlefront Castello Road too deadly to use and putting at least 250,000 people in rebel-held districts under siege.The Observatory the areas taken overnight represented an important base for the Army of Islam rebel group, which controls much of Eastern Ghouta.Army of Islam denied there had been significant regime advances in the area, but said there were large government attacks taking place.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE