At least 14 people, including at least five children, have been killed in a rocket attack on a market in Al-Bab in opposition-held northwest Syria.
At least 30 people, including children, were wounded in Friday’s strike. The toll is expected to rise as rescue and search operations continue.
Northern Syria is enduring a series of attacks as three forces vie for control: 1) Turkish-backed, anti-Assad factions; 2) the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces; and 3) Assad regime units supported by Russia and Iran.
The head of SDF media operations, Farhad Shami, said the Kurdish-led organization had no role in Friday’s attack.
Activists in Al-Bab had planned a protest after Friday prayers, criticizing comments by Turkish officials calling for reconciliation between the opposition and the Assad regime.
The demonstration was cancelled after the attack.