Explosion in Al Bab, Aleppo

A car exploded behind the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Mosque in the center of Al Bab city in the countryside of Aleppo.

In 2012, during the Syrian Civil War, the city became the scene of fierce fighting between anti-government rebels and terrorist groups on the one hand and government forces on the other. The active phase of the battles began in the summer of 2012.