The victims of the explosion in the suburb of the Syrian al-Baba steel 45 people

The soldiers of the Syrian free army

In the suburbs of the Syrian city of al-Bab on Friday, February 24, a car bomb exploded. As reports Al Jazeera, citing sources in the medical community, the victims of the attack were 45 people, injured dozens.

A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint under the control of fighters of the Syrian free army — representatives of the armed opposition. According to TV channel, among the dead and wounded many civilians.

The day before, on 23 February, Reuters reported that units of the Syrian opposition with the support of the Turkish Armed forces managed to capture almost the entire territory of El-Baba, which is the last stronghold of the terrorists of the “Islamic state” (IG; banned in Russia) in the Northern province of Aleppo.

One of the soldiers, the Sultan Murad (Sultan Murad), said in a telephone interview that the city remained only the militants-suicide bombers who are hiding in dug under the El-Bab tunnels. “The whole town is undermined,” he added.

The battle for al-Bab, located northeast of Aleppo and about 30 kilometers from the border with Turkey, was conducted from December 2016. The attack was attended by units of the opposition free Syrian army with the support of the Turkish military.