Men inspect the car whose bomb struck a marketplace in Afrin, northwest Syria, December 16, 2018 (Münib Teym/Anadolu)
UPDATE, 0940 GMT:
Regime bombing across Idlib and northern Hama Provinces has killed at least nine civilians, including children, and wounded dozens.
Three civilians were killed, two of them children, were killed and seven, including three children, injured by airstrikes on the town of Ma’arat al-Num’an.
Aftermath of attack on #Idlib city. People are stuck under the rubble. At least 2 killed & 10 injured. @SyriaCivilDef working 2 get them out. The city is packed with 2 million civilians. This attack happened near a main square in the city center filled with women and children pic.twitter.com/CzlbbjHpx5
— Obaida Hitto (@ObaidaHitto) July 12, 2019
Local activists say the raids on several town and city centers have been coordinated for maximum damage and psychological impact. Friday prayers have been cancelled.
— FARED_ALHOR (@FARED_ALHOR) July 12, 2019
This morning in Idlib.
Aircraft in the sky. Kids cry. Four people were killed. The aircraft bombed of Ariha and Maara al-Numan and Idlib city.
The video in Maara al-Numan pic.twitter.com/pNwe03tBl3
— سامر دعبول (@samerdaboul6) July 12, 2019
ORIGINAL ENTRY: At least 11 people have been killed and 45 wounded by a car bomb in Afrin in northwest Syria.
The explosives, placed in a tanker, were detonated at an entrance to the city. No one has yet claimed responsibility.
Afrin and almost all of the Kurdish canton of the same name were captured by Turkish forces and rebels in March 2018.
In December, another bombing killed eight people in Afrin. Last month a car bomb in Azaz, outside the former Kurdish canton and near the Turkish border, killed at least 10 people in a busy marketplace after the breaking of the Ramadan fast.
Later in the afternoon, a car bomb exploded in Qamishli in Kurdish-controlled northeast Syria, injuring 11 people.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast in front of a church.
ISIS was driven from its last village in northeast Syria in March by the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.