Blast goes off in Syria's Kobani, conflicting accounts on cause

July 20, 2015 10:58 AM

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BEIRUT An explosion went off in the Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday, and conflicting accounts were given of its cause.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war, said it was caused by a car bomb targeting a checkpoint operated by the Kurdish YPG militia that controls the town at the border with Turkey and which is also known as Ayn al-Arab.

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