Suicide attack kills 29 at Syria

People inspect a site hit by what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on a marketplace in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria August 16, 2015. A Syrian government air strike northeast of Damascus killed about 80 people on Saturday, rescue workers and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh   NO ARCHIVES

SYRIA: At least 29 people, mostly Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, were killed in a suicide blast near Syrian town of Al-Bab which was recaptured just hours earlier from militant outfit Daesh. According to foreign news agency the suicide bomber blew the vehicle packed in explosives up in Susian, a town some eight kilometers of Al-Bab. The blast also destroyed two command posts of Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and wounded a large number of fighters. Turkey sent troops into Syria last August in an operation against as well as US-backed Kurdish fighters. The battle for Al-Bab has been the bloodiest of the campaign which left at least 69 Turkish soldiers dead.