BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – A motorcycle bomb has been detonated at marketplace in the Syrian border town of Al-Ghandorah (near Jarablus city) in northern Aleppo province.
Early reports on casualties are still somewhat vague, however several people are believed to have been killed and insured in the attack.
According to sources, the motorcycle was parked on location for some time prior to exploding. The attack appears to been carried out from a distance either with a timer or remote, rather than involving suicide.
Turkish-backed rebels who control Al-Ghandorah have officially blamed Kurdish forces for the attack. To this end, opposition sources point out the correlation between the fall of Afrin in late March to Ankara-backed fighters and the sudden rise of vehicle bomb attacks against nearby towns and cities (in northern Aleppo) held by these militants.