A massive Tanker Truck Bomb ripped through a market by a Courthouse in the rebel-held Syrian Town of Azaz killing 48 people and wounding dozens near the Turkish Border. The attack appeared to be the deadliest yet in the town in Northern Aleppo Province. The Britain-Based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least six rebels were among the dead, but most of those killed were civilians.

Identification of the dead was being hampered by the fact that some bodies were completely burned in the blast. Huge clouds of smoke were seen rising from a street filled with debris and twisted metal, which bulldozers were working to clear. Raging fires were burning in several vehicles, and the fire brigade was battling to put them out with a giant water tanker and hoses. Civil Defence workers, rebels and civilians picked through the rubble of a building, half of which had tumbled into the street.