Turkey's defence ministry says the PKK/YPG terror attack in Salik Atik village also wounded 20 people.
At least eight civilians were killed and 20 others wounded in a car bomb triggered by YPG/PKK terrorists in Tal Abyad town in northern Syria, Turkey's Ministry of Defence said on Sunday.
"Innocent civilians have once again been slaughtered by murderous PKK/YPG terrorists," the ministry said on Twitter, adding the IED attack occurred in the south of Tal Abyad.
Innocent civilians have once again been slaughtered by murderous PKK/YPG terrorists. 8 civilians have been killed, more than 20 have been injured in an IED attack carried out by the terrorists in south of Tel Abyad. pic.twitter.com/oFyJw5nbUJ— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) November 10, 2019
Tal Abyad and Ras al Ayn were cleared of terrorists during Turkey's Operation Peace Spring –– launched on October 9 to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria and east of the Euphrates River in order to secure Turkey's borders, help in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria's territorial integrity.
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Ankara wants YPG/PKK terrorists to withdraw from the region so that a safe zone can be created to pave the way for the safe return of some two million Syrian refugees.
On October 22, Turkey and Russia reached a deal under which YPG/PKK terrorists would pull back 30 kilometres south of Turkey's border with Syria, and security forces from Turkey and Russia would mount joint patrols there.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK –– listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the European Union –– has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.
The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.