November 2019 Syria bombings

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November 2019 Syria bombings
Part of the 2019 Turkish offensive into north-eastern Syria
Eastern Syria insurgency
and SDF insurgency in Northern Aleppo
November 2019 Syria bombings is located in Syria
Tell Abyad
Tell Abyad
Ras al-Ayn
Ras al-Ayn
November 2019 Syria bombings (Syria)
LocationTell Abyad, Raqqa Governorate, Syria
Qamishli, Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria
Al-Bab, Aleppo Governorate, Syria
Ras al-Ayn, al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria
Date2–26 November 2019
Attack type
Car bombs
Deaths13 (2 November)
8 (10 November)
6 (11 November)
19 (16 November)
10 (23 November)
17 (26 November)
Total: 73
Injured30+ (2 November)
26 (10 November)
21 (11 November)
50 (16 November)
25 (23 November)
20 (26 November)
Total: 172+
PerpetratorsYPG and PKK (per Turkey), ISIL

In November 2019 several car bombings occurred in northern Syria. The bombings mostly happened in Tell Abyad and one in Al-Bab. Five were blamed on the PKK and one was claimed by ISIL.


The 2019 Turkish offensive into north-eastern Syria began in October 2019, supporting the Syrian opposition.


On 2 November 2019, a car bombing in a busy street of Tell Abyad killed 13 and injured dozens more. The bombing occurred in the middle of a marketplace in the district center of Tell Abyad near the border with Turkey. The bombing killed and injured mostly civilians. Turkey said that the YPG and PKK conducted the bombings.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

On 10 November 2019, a car bombing occurred near Tell Abyad, killing 8 people and wounded numerous others. Turkey once again stated that YPG and PKK were behind the attack. The attack happened outside of a bakery, targeting fighters but the blast killed only civilians.[7][8]

On 11 November 2019, a triple car bombing occurred in Qamishli, killing 6 people and wounding 21. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack which happened in a commercial district and near a hotel.[9]

On 16 November 2019, a few car bombs detonated near a bus terminal and a taxi station in Al-Bab, killing at least 19 and injuring around 50 others.[10] Turkey condemned the attack and said the PKK was behind the bombing.[11][12][13][14]

On 23 November, another car bomb targeted Tell Abyad; it killed ten people and wounded over 25 others.[15]

On 26 November, a car bomb went off in the Turkish-controlled area west of Ras al-Ayn, killing at least 17 people and injuring 20 others. The attack happened at a local village market. Turkey blamed the YPG and PKK for the attack.[16][17][18]


  1. ^ "Bomb kills 13 civilians, injures 20 in Syrian town on Turkish border – Ankara". RT International. Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  2. ^ "Over a dozen killed in car bomb attack near Turkey-Syria border". Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  3. ^ "Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town". Reuters. 2019-11-02. Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  4. ^ Connelly, Eileen AJ (2019-11-03). "Car bomb kills 13 in Syrian border town, Turkey blames Kurds". New York Post. Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  5. ^ "Deadly car bomb in Turkish-controlled border town". 2019-11-02. Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  6. ^ "Car bomb in Syrian border town kills 13". Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  7. ^ "Eight dead in blast in Turkish-held Syrian town". Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  8. ^ "Car bomb attack kills at least eight civilians in Syria's Tal Abyad". TRT News. 10 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Three blasts kill at least 6 in Syrian town near Turkey". Reuters. Retrieved 2019-11-23.
  10. ^ CNN, Sharif Paget, Kay Guerrero, Gul Tuysuz and Kareem Khadder. "Car bomb kills 15, injures 50 in northern Syria". CNN. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  11. ^ "Deadly car bomb blasts rip through bus terminal in Syria's al-Bab". Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  12. ^ "At least 10 killed in car bomb in Syria near Turkish border". Sky News. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  13. ^ "Car bomb kills at least 18 in Turkey-controlled Syrian city (VIDEOS)". RT International. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  14. ^ "War monitor says 19 dead after car bombing in northern Syria". RTE. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  15. ^ "Car bomb kills at least 10 people near Syria's border with Turkey". Reuters. November 23, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  16. ^ "Turkish Defense Ministry says 17 killed in car bomb explosion in northeastern Syria". AP. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  17. ^ "Car bomb kills at least 17 people in northeastern Syria, Turkish ministry says". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  18. ^ "Turkey says car bomb kills several in Syria region it controls". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 2019-11-26.

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