Bakery bombing: 25 civilians killed in northern Syria

Published July 6th, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Syrians preparing traditional sweets for Ramadan in a bakery on June 28, 2016. (AFP/Sameer Al-Doumy)
Syrians preparing traditional sweets for Ramadan in a bakery on June 28, 2016. (AFP/Sameer Al-Doumy)

Twenty-five people were killed in a bomb attack in northern Syria on Tuesday, according to a local source.

The bomb in the Salihiya neighborhood of provincial capital Al-Hasakah exploded outside a bakery, the source said on condition of anonymity due to safety concerns.

No group has yet claimed responsibility.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy. Since then, more than 470,000 people have been killed, according to the Syrian Center for Policy Research.

By Halit Suleyman and Sibel Uğurlu


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