Blast at Syrian crossing near Turkey kills 35, mostly rebels

A Free Syrian Army fighter covers a tank with tree branches in Ramousah area, southwest of Aleppo, Syria August 2, 2016. Picture taken August 2, 2016. (Reuters)

A blast at the Syrian Atme crossing with Turkey has killed 35, mostly rebels, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

Initial reports by Turkish media said a suicide bomber had infiltrated a bus carrying Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels.

The Syrian opposition has accused ISIS in targeting the rebel army members in Atme, Al Hadath News Channel’s correspondent reported.  The correspondent said the rebels were getting ready to head to the northwestern city of Aleppo where heavy clashes are taking place between FSA fighters and the Syrian army.

The blast targeted an FSA congregation which had about 600 rebels, the correspondent added.

No further information about the deadly blast is available.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47