At least thirteen people have been killed in a car bomb blast in Syria on Saturday evening.
The Turkish Defense Ministry confirmed the attack saying it happened at a crowded market in Tal Abyad.
Tal Abyad is a small village situated within the border of Turkey and Syria and is controlled by Turkish-backed opposition fighters.The Turkish defence ministry confirmed the death toll and the injured victims.
“Based on first findings, 13 civilians were killed and around 20 others injured in the explosion.”
Tal Abyad which is located in the Northeastern part of the Country has experienced severe attacks since last month. This is due to the attack launched by the Turkish Army in the north-eastern region of Syria.
The Turkish troops have engaged the Kurdish rebels in the war following the withdrawal of American troops by President Donald Trump from Syria.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has claimed that the car explosion claimed the lives of both pro-Turkey fighters and civilians.
Although no group has claimed responsibility for the act, the Turkish Ministry of Defense has blamed it on the Kurdish rebels.
“We condemn this inhuman attack of the bloody PKK/YPG terrorists who attacked the innocent civilians of Tal Abyad who returned to their homes defenses as a result of the Operation Peace Spring,” Turkey’s defence ministry said on Twitter.