Activist: Car bomb kills 23 in Syrian city

BEIRUT (AP) — A large car bombing in Syria’s largest rebel-held city of Idlib killed at least 23 people on Sunday evening, activists reported.

The blast ignited fires, damaged buildings and overturned several cars along a wide avenue in the city, according to photos and video posted by the activist-run Thiqa News Agency and Baladi News Agencies. Ambulances and fire brigades were seen rushing to the scene.

Idlib is the capital of a province by the same name that is controlled by several rebel factions, including an al-Qaida-linked group, vying for dominance as government forces are pushing an offensive into the southeast corner of the region.

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