A car bombing in northwestern Syria killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens more on 14 October.

Estimates of the death toll varied – the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at 27, while the Syrian Coalition said 22 people were killed and the Local Coordination Committees reported 15 deaths. The blast targeted a market in rebel-held Darkoush, Idlib province, according to activitist groups.

A day earlier, two car bombs exploded near the state television building in Damascus, injuring 18 people.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a UN-backed peace conference to be held as soon as possible, adding it is time for the establishment of a Syrian transitional government to replace President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.