GRAPHIC CONTENT: Twin bombs strike Syria-Turkey border post
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 00:30
(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Jan. 20 - Graphic scenes after two car bombs hit a rebel-held post on the Syrian border with Turkey, killing at least 16 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION)
Two car bombs hit a rebel-held border post in the northwest Syrian province of Idlib on Monday (January 20), opposition activists and fighters said, killing at least 16 people and closing the frontier.
The Bab al-Hawa crossing is held by a rebel alliance called the Islamic Front, which have been fighting with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a small but powerful affiliate of al Qaeda with a core of foreign fighters.
Amateur video posted on the Internet appeared to show the aftermath of the attack, with bodies on the ground near burning wreckage.
It was not immediately clear who planted the bombs. The attack occurred a few days after a car bomb that killed 26 in the eastern city of Jarablus and which activists blamed on ISIL.
The infighting has sparked the bloodiest internecine clashes in the history of Syria's nearly 3-year-old uprising, with more than 1,000 rebels killed, weakening the rebel campaign to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
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