January 31st local time, there were two consecutive car bomb attacks in the Syrian-Turkish border area in northern Syria, causing many casualties.
According to the Syrian National News Agency and Syrian Kurdish media, both car bomb attacks occurred in Aleppo Province in northern Syria.
A car containing explosives was detonated that afternoon in the city of Azaz, Aleppo Province, killing and injuring many people.
A military checkpoint set up by Syrian rebels near Bab, another city in Aleppo province, was also attacked by car bombs that afternoon, killing six Syrian rebel militants and injuring at least four others.
According to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the car bomb attack in the city of Azaz has killed six civilians, including two women and one child, and injured at least 30 others.
The death toll is likely to increase further because many of the injuries are critical.
The car bomb attack in the Baab area has killed five Syrian rebel militants and injured dozens more.
Many cities and areas in northern Syria, including Baab and Azaz, are currently under the armed control of Turkey and its supporting Syrian opposition forces.
Recently, there have been frequent bombing attacks in these areas, and the security situation on the ground has deteriorated sharply.
Less than 24 hours before the two bombings, another Aleppo city in Afrin, controlled by Turkey and its support Syrian opposition forces, had just had a car bomb attack, killing and injuring many people.
Syrian media have reported on many occasions that these bombing attacks were triggered by Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces, which affected the local people.