16 Turkey-backed rebels killed in Syria blast

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| Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 14:46
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Damascus: At least 16 Ankara-backed rebels were killed in a blast that rocked their position on the Syrian-Turkish border, authorities said on Thursday.
 
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the explosion targeted a group of fighters at the Atama crossing between Syria and Turkey under the control of the Free Syrian Army, Xinhua news agency reported.
 
On August 14, a blast hit the same crossing at Atama, killing 35 rebels and civilians, and injuring 40 others.   
 
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