November 2019 Syria bombings

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2019 November Syria bombings
LocationTell Abyad and Al-Bab, Syria
Date2 November 2019 (first bombing)
10 November 2019 (second bombing))
16 November 2019 (third bombing)
Attack type
Car bombs
Deaths13 (2 November)
8 (10 November)
19 (16 November)Total: 40
30+ (2 November)
26 (10 November)
50 (16 November)Total: 106+
PerpetratorsYPG and PKK (per Turkey)

On the morning of 2 November 2019 a car bombing in a busy street of Tell Abyad killed 13 and injured dozens more. The bombing occurred in the middle of a marketplace in the district center of Tell Abyad near the border with Turkey. The bombing killed and injured mostly civilians. According to Turkey YPG and PKK conducted the bombings.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

On 10 November 2019 the second car bombing occurred in the Tal Abyad killing 8 people and wounded numerous others. Turkey once again stated YPG and PKK were behind the attack. The attack happened outside of a bakery targeting fighters but the blast killed only civilians.[7][8]

On 16 November 2019 a few car bombs detonated near a bus terminal and a taxi station in Al-Bab, killing at least 19 and injuring around 50 others.[9] Turkey condemned the attack and said the Kurdistan Workers' Party was behind the bombing.[10][11][12][13]


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  9. ^ CNN, Sharif Paget, Kay Guerrero, Gul Tuysuz and Kareem Khadder. "Car bomb kills 15, injures 50 in northern Syria". CNN. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  10. ^ "Deadly car bomb blasts rip through bus terminal in Syria's al-Bab". Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  11. ^ "At least 10 killed in car bomb in Syria near Turkish border". Sky News. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  12. ^ "Car bomb kills at least 18 in Turkey-controlled Syrian city (VIDEOS)". RT International. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  13. ^ "War monitor says 19 dead after car bombing in northern Syria". RTE. Retrieved 2019-11-16.