For the second day in a row, an explosion rocked the Turkish-occupied city of Afrin in the northern countryside of Syria’s Aleppo.
An improvised explosive device, which was planted under a SUV, exploded on July 5 morning. The explosion took place near a headquarter and jail of the Turkish-backed Hamza Division in Afrin’s city center.
According to the North Press Agency, the SUV’s driver, whose identity is yet to be revealed, was killed in the explosion. Two other people were reportedly injured.
A day earlier, an officer of the so-called Free Police, a law enforcement body backed by Turkey, was killed in a similar IED attack in Afrin city. The same explosion wounded at least two other people.
No group has claimed responsibility for these attacks so far. Kurdish groups like the Afrin Liberation Forces and the Wrath of Olives Operations Room remain the main suspects.
These attacks are an example of the deteriorating security situation in Turkish-occupied areas in north and northeast Syria. Ankara and its proxies have not contributed enough efforts to improve the situation.