Fight in Afrin city within the series of tensions and clashes between groups and factions supported by Turkey
Aleppo Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Tension prevails Afrin city which is under the control of the Turkey-supported factions of “Olive Branch”, against the backdrop of the renewed fight between the factions in the city located northwest of Aleppo, where the Syrian Observatory monitored clashes took place on Friday evening the 24th of August 2018, between members of Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah faction against members accused of belonging Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, that took p[lace in Mahmudiya area in Afrin city, but no information at the moment about the causes of these clashes, which in turn killed two members of Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah, and injured others of both parties, and the tension still prevails the area until the moment.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that it monitored tens of people, the majority of whom were fighters of factions working within “Olive Branch” Operation, protesting at al-Villat area in Afrin city northwest of Aleppo, demanding “Qisas” from the commander of “Sultan Suleiman Shah” brigade, called Mohammed al-Jassim “Abu Amsha”, after the spread of a video of a woman accusing Abu Amsha of raping her in Sheikh Hadid area in the countryside of Afrin, and in the same context, “Shuhada’a al-Sharqiyyah Assembly” issued a statement and the Syrian Observatory received a copy of it, the statement says:
“We at Shuhada’a al-Sharqiyyah Assembly declare that we will not stand idly in the face of violations and violations against the honor of the Muslims carried out by the leader of the Sultan Suleiman Shah faction, and we give our brothers in Sultan Salman Shah Brigade a maximum of 24 hours to be claim no responsibility of Abu Amsha and his actions, that have nothing to do with morals of Islam or the morals of the Syrian revolutionaries, and we are still waiting for the Judicial Committee to complete its investigations and proof, then we will strike by an hand of iron at anyone who assaults the honor of Muslim women and offends the Free Syrian Army.”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published 4 days ago that clashes took place between fighters of Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah faction against members of the military police in the vicinity of al-Sariyah Building, inside Afrin city, and intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the fighting erupted as the military police tried to get back a house, in which a Kurdish citizen of the residents of the city has filed a complaint about seizing it by Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah, and while the attempt of getting the house back, the fighters of Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah refused to hand over the house, which resulted in the break out of clashes between the both parties, which resulted in the injury of a member of the military police, and the clashes continued until the a force of the Turkish forces came and settled the fighting.