Late on June 5, a large explosion rocked the Turkish-occupied town of Ras al-Ain in the northern countryside of Syria’s al-Hasakah.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a booby-trapped vehicle exploded near the al-Hasakah roundabout in the center of Ras al-Ain.
“Two civilians, one of them a child, were martyred as an initial toll, and seven others were injured, some of them sustained dangerous wounds,” the monitoring group said in a report.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, yet. Kurdish forces are usually blamed for such bombings. However, ISIS or other terrorist groups may be responsible.
Dozens of Syrians, including Turkish-backed militants, and a number of Turkish service members were killed or injured in similar bombings over the last seven months.
The Turkish military took several measures to secure its areas in northeast Syria, including the establishment of many checkpoints. Nevertheless, these measures appear to be failing. Some of Turkey’s proxies may be cooperating with the attackers.