Attackers hit a military bus with an anti-tank rocket in the west of Aleppo province, state news agency SANA reported.
Published On 13 May 2022
A rocket attack on a military bus has killed 10 soldiers and wounded nine more in northwest Syria, the country’s state news agency SANA reported.
The death toll from a rebel attack is the highest reported by pro-government leaders since March 2020., when a truce was brokered between Turkey and Russia. Despite occasional attacks from both sides, the truce has held in spite of continued Russian air raids.
The bus was attacked in Aleppo’s west on Friday morning, according to the SANA news agency.
Attackers struck the bus with an Anti-Tank Missile, according to the agency.
There was no immediate claim for responsibility for the attack. It occurred near the border with rebel-held territory, close to the Turkish frontier.
Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham posted a video to its Telegram channel Friday showing a rocket striking a bus. A caption stated that the video showed the moment a military vehicle belonging to pro-Assad militias was attacked west of Aleppo. It was not possible to verify the content of this video.
The head of Lebanon’s Shia militia Hezbollah offered condolences to the victims in a televised address on Friday.
A pro-Damascus military source said to Reuters that the victims of the bus accident were pro-government Shia fighters hailing from the towns Nubl or Zahraa.