12 November 2019
In the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli, three bombs exploded on Monday, killing five people and wounding 26, security forces said. Two cars and a rigged motorcycle exploded near a cafe and a church. the region's security forces said there were four security force members wounded and described the blasts as a "terrorist operation".
With the Kurdish YPG militia at its forefront, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) defeated Islamic State across much of north and east Syria with U.S. help. But a series of bomb attacks have struck towns and villages in northern Syria in the past year, including in the SDF region. Kurdish leaders say Islamic State sleeper cells still pose a threat and warn that a Turkish offensive at the border would allow a jihadist resurgence.
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