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Car bombs kill 11 in Turkish-held north Syria: monitor

Car bombs have killed 11 people, including six civilians, in two separate incidents in Turkish-held northern Syria, a monitoring group says.

The first attack near a cultural center in the town of Azaz killed six civilians, including a young girl, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

A mangled car has been seen ablaze, black smoke billowing into the sky. A man rushed away from the site of the blast, carrying what appeared to be a child wrapped in a bloodied cloth.

In the second incident, a car bomb targeted a checkpoint of pro-Ankara rebels near the town of Al-Bab, killing five fighters, the Observatory adds.

Areas of northern Syria held by Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies are regularly rocked by such bombings.

There is usually no claim for them, although Turkey routinely blames Kurdish fighters it accuses of being terrorists linked to its outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

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