40 people killed in terrorist act in Syria

Source : 112 Ukraine

The number of casualties includes eleven children
20:28, 28 April 2020

A total of 40 civilians deceased in a terrorist act in Afrin, Syria on April 28. That included eleven children. Another 47 people were injured in what the Syrian government described as the terrorist attack. Local outlet AA reported this, quoting the press office of the Syrian Defense Ministry.

The authority claimed that the attack was conducted by the PKK/YPG terrorist organization, as a gas tank exploded at the local food market.  

"The anti-humanitarian PKK/YPG has once again targeted innocent peaceful residents of Afrin. The terrorists loaded a fuel tank with explosives. 40 innocent civilians died (...)", the Defense Ministry reported. 

Related: Syria reports Israeli missile strike on Homs

On April 1, soldiers of Syria's government forces claimed that Israel landed an airstrike on Homs. SANA agency reported that with a reference to a military source. "Air Forces of Syrian Arab Army deflected the Israeli missile aggression in eastern Homs", the military reported.

According to them, the missile attack took place on March 31, at 8.25 p.m. Multiple missiles were fired, but the Syrian Army used anti-aircraft weapons to down them. They were destroyed before they reached their targets.

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