A car bomb by Islamic State on a security checkpoint controlled by Turkey backed-Syrian rebels in a village near al-Bab in Syria on Friday killed at least 41 people, mostly civilians.
The car bomb struck military and security offices in Sousian, which is behind the rebel lines about eight km northwest of al-Bab, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
After 24 hours of pulling back, IS targets al-Bab countryside with a suicide vehicle leading to dozens of casualties https://t.co/Ij6gLAlSjI
— #المرصدالسوري #SOHR (@syriahr) February 24, 2017
The attack killed 35 civilians and six rebel fighters, Reuters reported.
al-Bab, which fells to rebels during the Arab Spring, was in IS hands by early 2014, when it became home to many foreign jihadists and their families.
On Thursday, the rebels had driven the Islamic State terrorists from al-Bab, the jihadi group’s stronghold in northwest Syria.