Red Crescent worker killed in Syria attack

Red Crescent worker killed in Syria attack
An attack on a vehicle belonging to the Red Crescent killed a staff member and injured another in northern Syria on Monday.
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14 September, 2020
The attack targeted the organisation's vehicle [File Photo: Getty]
The Red Crescent said on Monday that one of its staff members was killed and another injured in an attack on the humanitarian aid organisation's vehicle in northern Syria.

The attack occurred near al-Bab, a town about 25 miles (45 kilometres) east of Aleppo under control of pro-Turkish forces, Turkish Red Crescent President Kerem Kinik said in a tweet, without identifying the perpetrators.

"One of our colleagues from the Red Crescent was martyred and another was injured in the attack," said Kinik, adding that a third staff member was unharmed.

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Turkey controls large stretches of northeastern Syria through various armed groups, and is conducting operations aimed at driving out Kurdish militias and jihadists.

Agencies contributed to this report.

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