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04 Dec 2019 | 05:35 PM UTC

Syria: Turkish convoy struck by car bomb in Aleppo province December 4

Turkish convoy targeted by car bomb near Jarabulus (Aleppo province) December 4; similar incidents possible over the near term

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Event

A car bomb reportedly struck a Turkish convoy traveling near Jarabulus (Aleppo province) on Wednesday, December 4. It remains unclear whether any casualties were sustained in the blast. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Similar attacks are to be expected in Aleppo province over the near term.

Context

To date, the Syrian conflict involves many parties, including the Syrian government, the Russian government, the Iranian government, the Turkish government, a US-led coalition, and numerous armed groups on the ground (including the Islamic State) with competing goals.

Advice

Due to extremely poor security conditions, Western governments generally advise against all travel to Syria, with some banning travel to the country. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to any travel to Syria.