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At least seven people have tragically lost their lives in a devastating car bombing that targeted a bustling market in northern Syria. The ongoing conflict has had a significant humanitarian impact, with many Syrians displaced both internally and externally.

  • The attack occurred in the town of Azaz. Azaz holds strategic significance in the context of the Syrian civil war due to its proximity to the Turkish border and its role as a crucial supply route.
  • The town is home to the Syrian Interim Government, an opposition group that claims legitimacy as the country’s authority.
  • Syria, officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in West Asia located in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant.
  • It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east and southeast, Jordan to the south, and Israel and Lebanon to the southwest.
  • The capital and largest city is Damascus.
  • Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including the majority Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Assyrians, Circassians, Armenians, Albanians, Greeks, and Chechens.
  • Religious groups include Muslims, Christians, Alawites, Druze, and Yazidis.
  • The country has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011, which has resulted in one of the most violent conflicts in the world.
  • The war began with large-scale protests and pro-democracy rallies across Syria, as part of the wider Arab Spring protests in the region.