Ten killed by twin bombs at Syria-Turkey border post
Opposition activists and fighters claimed two car bombs hit a rebel-held border post in the northwest Syrian province of Idlib on Monday. The explosion killed at least 10 people and closed the frontier.
The Islamic Front is said to have a hold on the Bab al-Hawa crossing. The Islamic Front (IF) has been fighting with the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This powerful affiliate of al-Qaida has a core of foreign fighters.
The attack occurred a few days after an ISIL blamed car bomb exploded killing 26 in the eastern city of Jarablus. There is no confirmation at this time on who planted the bombs.
The border was shut on the Turkish side after Syrian rebel fighters in Bab al-Hawa said that at least 10 people had been killed. A Syrian activist claimed that the two car bombs exploded within 10 minutes of each other.
The governor's office in Turkey said there were no reports of damage or injuries on the Turkish side as the explosion took place on the Syrian side of the border.