A car bomb claimed by ISIS detonated in a rebel held Syrian village on Friday, killing more than fifty people, 30 of whom were civilians. The Aleppo Media Center and the UK-based Syrian Observatory both report that the death toll could exceed 60, but their accounts have yet to be confirmed.
According to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency, at least 100 more were injured, with dozens being rushed to hospitals across the Turkish border for treatment in the town of Kilis.
The village of Sousian was rocked by an explosion only one day after the Islamic State was driven out of its last stronghold in the region. The car bomb struck a vehicle checkpoint manned by military rebels from the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
“It was done on a checkpoint but there were a lot of families there gathered and waiting to get back to al-Bab. Therefore, we have many civilian casualties,” a fighter with the Sultan Murad Brigade near al-Bab, said.