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Explosion in north Syria targets al-Qaida gunmen, kills 11

AP  |  Beirut 

Syrian opposition activists say an explosion outside an office belonging to an al-Qaida-linked group in the country's northwestern has killed at least 11 people.

The Britain-based for Human Rights and agency, an activist collective, said the blast occurred Friday on the southern edge of the rebel-held city of

The blast comes a week after members of the al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Arabic for Levant Liberation Committee, or HTS, took over control of province and the surrounding countryside after forcing rival insurgents to accept a deal for a civil administration run by HTS in their areas.

The Observatory said 11 people were killed in the blast, including seven HTS members. said 12 people were killed, many of them militants.

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First Published: Fri, January 18 2019. 21:22 IST