هزّ تفجير اليوم الأربعاء مدينة #القامشلي ذات الغالبية الكردية في #محافظة الحسكة شمال شرقي #سوريا ، موقعاً عدداً من القتلى والجرحى، وفق ما أفاد المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان. وقد تبنى #داعش هذا التفجير.

وفي التفاصيل، فجّر انتحاري نفسه بآلية مفخخة، ما تسبب بعد دقائق بانفجار خزان مازوت قريب يستخدم للمولدات الكهربائية، حسب ما أكده عناصر من قوات #الاسايش الكردية في موقع التفجير والمرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان.

وقد أودى التفجير بحياة 48 شخصاً، كما أدى لإصابة 140 شخصاً، وفق ما أوردت وكالة "سنا" التابعة للنظام السوري.

 
جيش النظام يدعي قطع كل طرق إمداد المعارضة لشرق حلب

 

مقتل 16 مدنياً بقصف لقوات النظام على شرق حلب

قتل 16 مدنياً على الأقل الأربعاء في قصف لقوات #النظام_السوري علىى أحياء عدة في شرق مدينة #حلب، وفق ما أفاد المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان. وقال مدير المرصد رامي عبد الرحمن لوكالة فرانس برس "تسبب القصف الجوي والمدفعي على الأحياء #الشرقية في مدينة حلب اليوم

ISIS claim suicide bombing in Syria that kills 48 people including women and children Terrorists used truck to carry out attack at Kurdish security facility in Syria Women and children among 48 dead after massive blast in al-Qamishli  Truck packed with explosives was blown up which caused secondary blast Explosion so powerful it shattered windows in Turkish town a mile away 

ISIS have claimed responsibility for a todays massive suicide bombings in Syria that killed 48 people.

Among the victims were women and children at a Kurdish security facility in al-Qamishli in the countrys north less than a mile from the Turkish border.

Kurdish officials said the attack was carried out by a terrorist driving an explosives-laden truck and the explosion was so powerful it shattered windows in a Turkish town a mile away.

ISIS have claimed responsibility for a todays suicide bombings in Syria that killed 44 people in al-Qamishli in the north of the country

In a twin bombing, first a truck packed with explosives was detonated followed by a motorcycle carrying the same deadly weapons blew up a few minutes later

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor gave a toll of 48 dead, adding that children and women were among those killed.

It was the largest and deadliest attack to hit the city since the beginning of Syrias conflict in March 2011.  

The blast was initially described as a double bombing, but local officials and the Observatory said the bomb had detonated a nearby fuel container, leading to reports of a second explosion.

The explosion was so powerful it shattered the windows of shops a mile away in the Turkish town of Nusaybin across the border where two people were hurt.

A journalist witnessed  the devastating scenes in the bombs aftermath, as distraught civilians, some covered in blood, staggered through rubble past twisted metal and the burned-out remains of cars.

One man running along the streets was completely covered in blood, his shirt drenched red.

He was gripping the arm of a small boy whose face was grey and red with blood and dust.

They ran past a hysterical woman who was crying and screaming, her clothes torn. 

A girl and boy stood next to her, apparently in shock.

Children could be heard screaming as smoke rose from small fires that continued to burn amongst the rubble.

Civilians and local security forces with guns slung across their backs worked to carry the dead and wounded from the remains of damaged and destroyed buildings.

Syrias state-run news agency raised the death toll from its initial figure of 35 to 44, and it could rise with at least 140 said to be injured

The Islamic State group claimed the attack in a statement circulated on social media, calling it a response to the crimes committed by the crusader coalition aircraft in the town of Manbij, a bastion of the jihadist group in Syrias Aleppo province.

Kurdish fighters have been a key force battling the jihadists in north and northeastern Syria and are the main component in the Syrian Democratic Forces alliance currently seeking to oust IS from Manbij.

They are backed by air strikes launched by the US-led coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq.

Al-Qamishli is under the shared control of the Syrian regime and Kurdish authorities, who have declared zones of autonomous administration across parts of north and northeast Syria.

It has regularly been targeted in bomb attacks, many of which have been claimed by IS.

But a source in the Kurdish Asayesh security forces said, this is the largest explosion the city has ever seen.

The area targeted houses several Kurdish administration buildings including the defence ministry and was considered a secure zone, with multiple checkpoints and security measures in place.

This blast is the biggest in Qamishli in terms of both the toll and the damage since the beginning of the war, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.

Local officials said hospitals in the city had been swamped with casualties from the attack.

And Syrian state television carried an appeal from the governor of Hasakeh province, where Qamishli is located, urging residents to go to public and private hospitals to donate blood for the victims of the terrorist bombings.

More than 280,000 people have been killed in Syria since the war began with anti-government protests that were met with a regime crackdown.

More than half the countrys population has been displaced by the violence. 

The blasts caused massive damage in the area and that rescue teams are working to recover victims from under the rubble

Qamishli, near the Turkish border, is mainly controlled by Kurds but Syrian government forces are present and control the towns airport

Meanwhile in Iraq, a suicide bomber targeted a police checkpoint in Baghdad killing six people.  

The Baghdad attacker, who was on foot, blew up his explosive vest at a police checkpoint in the northern neighborhood of Shula, a police officer said.

Three policemen and three civilians were killed and at least 15 people were wounded in the explosion.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group.