UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — At least 12 people were killed in a terrorist attack in the city of Rai Rai in northern Syria, located on the border with Turkey, Anadolu agency reported Sunday, citing local sources.
Reportedly, a car bomb flew into the air at a local hospital. Search and rescue operations are underway at the scene. The death toll is expected to increase. As a result of the incident, the hospital building was damaged.
Er-Rai is under Turkish control after Operation Shield of the Euphrates, conducted in 2016 by the Turkish Armed Forces against militants of the Islamic State terrorist group.
The presence of Turkish forces on the border of Syria, Damascus has repeatedly called illegal and urged Ankara to withdraw troops.
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