BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 A.M.) – A massive explosion was reported in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate last night after a Turkish military convoy hit was suspected to be a roadside bomb near the city of Jarabulus.
According to reports from northern Aleppo, the explosion occurred as the Turkish military was heading towards their base in the town of Al-Baldaq, which is located south of Jarabulus.
انفجار وسط رتل عسكري للجيش التركي أثناء توجهه إلى القاعدة التركية في قرية "البلدق" جنوب مدينة جرابلس بريف حلب الشرقي ووقوع عدة إصابات في صفوف القوات التركية. pic.twitter.com/EWth0M6C0m
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Pro-militant activists reported that many Turkish soldiers were wounded as a result of the blast. No soldiers were reported dead by the opposition activists.
No further details have been released since the preliminary reports that emerged before midnight on Wednesday.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense has not commented on this blast.