BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – A loud explosion was heard across northwest Aleppo, tonight, after a powerful blast ripped through the city of Afrin.
The source of the explosion is still unknown; however, some local activists have claimed it may have been a car bombing.
Afrin city is currently under the control of the Turkish-backed rebels; it was captured by the latter during their large-scale offensive in March of 2018.
Since the Turkish-backed rebels captured the city, the entire Afrin region has been under constant attack by sleeper cells linked to the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).
The YPG sleeper cells have wrecked havoc in the Afrin region, as they carry out constant assassinations of Turkish-backed commanders and attacks against their forces.