Many dead in explosion in Syrian town near Turkish border

BEIRUT: An explosion in the busy center of a rebel-held town near Syria’s border with Turkey caused deaths and wounded dozens on Saturday, a monitor, local resident and rebel group said.

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 19 people, mostly civilians, were killed in the blast in front of a courthouse in the northern Syrian town of Azaz.

Dozens more had severe injuries, the Britain-based war monitor said.

A resident and the opposition-affiliated Aleppo Media Center said the death toll was around 20 and the explosion was thought to have been caused by a car bomb.

Reuters

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