Syria: Deadly car-bomb attack in rebel-stronghold Azaz

A deadly car bomb hit the rebel-held town of Azaz, 32 kms from Aleppo,  near the border with Turkey. The explosion killed one person and wounded many others. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack has come at a time when the Syrian regime is preparing for a full-blown offensive against the last rebel-held province of Idlib.

UN and US have raised concerns that the offensive can lead to a new humanitarian crisis and displace another 800,000 people living there.

Eight year old civil war in Syria has left around half a million people, displaced 12 million and wounded nearly 1 million. UN Special Envoy for Syria has already warned of a perfect storm brewing in the country if the government forces push to retake the last rebel region of Idlib. US Secretary of State has also said on the situation which is unfolding in Idlib that the world is watching. He also blamed the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of defending the government offensive on Idlib. The offensive will lead to a massive humanitarian tragedy.

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