ISIS targets Syrian rebels headquarters; dozens killed

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ARA News

Damascus, Syria – On Wednesday, more than 30 people were reportedly killed when militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIL) launched simultaneous car bomb attacks against rebel headquarters in two separate locations in northern Syria.

Local sources reported that at least 21 people were killed in the village of Hawar Kilis at the borderline with Turkey, where IS conducted a suicide car bomb attack against units of the Syrian armed opposition.

In the meantime, nine others fell victims to a similar car bomb attack carried out by IS militants against rebel fighters in the town of Marea.

Among the casualties were three military commanders from the rebel forces, including a commander from the al-Nusra Front, and two others from Jaish al-Mujahideen and aj-Jabha al-Shamiya. 

Wednesday’s bombings were considered as an attempt by the radical group to broaden its areas of control in the province of Aleppo.

Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi 

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