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Suicide Bomb Attack Outside Aleppo Leaves Over 100 Dead

  • Over 100 people (including women and children) are dead and thousands are stranded in a limbo outside Aleppo, Syria when a suicide car bomber targeted buses full of evacuees from government-held towns (such as Foua and Kefriya) and blew up the explosive laden vehicle. While Syrian state media put the death toll at 39, opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll number at 43.

    A senior rebel official reportedly said that 20 fighters who were guarding the evacuating vehicles are also killed during the explosion.

    Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, condemned the dastardly attack. His spokesman Stephane Dujarric has stressed upon evacuating the stranded people outside Aleppo for providing them safety and security.

    UN general’s statement read that the perpetrators of this suicide attack must be brought to justice.