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2019 Tell Abyad bombings

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The morning of 2 November 2019 a car bombing on a busy street of Tell Abyad killed 13 and injured dozens more. It 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 and was blamed on the PKK.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Tell Abyad bombings
LocationTell Abyad, Syria
Date2 November 2019 (first attack)
10 November 2019 (second attack)
Attack type
Car bomb
Deaths13 (2 November)
8 (10 November)
Total: 21
30+ (2 November)
26 (10 November)
Total: 56+
PerpetratorsPKK (alleged)

On 10 November 2019 a car bomb occurred in the same town killed an additional 8 and wounded numerous others. Like the last attack the blame was pinned on the PKK. The attack happened outside of a bakery targeting Kurdish fighters but the blast killed only civilians.[7][8]


  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.