المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After clashes caused tens of casualties, Turkish Forces allow the return of Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah to Afrin and mystery wraps the return of its leader Abu Khawla

Aleppo Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that most of members of “Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah” faction returned to Afrin city coming from Idlib province, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the majority of members of Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah have returned to Afrin city again with a Turkish guarantee not to be interfered with again, while sources told the Syrian Observatory that Turkish Forces arrested an official in Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah as soon as he returned to Afrin, but no information about the fate of the commander-in-Chief of the Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah Gathering, Abu Khawla, whether he will also returns to Afrin and engages in other factions or will remain in Idlib, after he went there in the aftermath of the violent clashes, which took place with factions close to Turkey in Afrin city on the 18th of November 2018.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 19th of November 2018 that it monitored the rise in number of people killed as a result of the bloody clashes, that took place in Afrin city on the 18th of November 2018, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the rise in number of fighters of both parties of the clash to 32, they are 14 fighters of Shuhada’a al-Sharqiyyah gathering led by Abu Khawla, and the rest of them are members of “Olive Branch” Operation Factions, and information about casualties in the ranks of the Turkish Forces, who participated strongly in the fight operations and entered the line of clashes supported by heavy machines and armored vehicles, also the clashes and exchange of targeting have wounded tens of people, some of them     were seriously injured which may raise the death toll, and information about the death of civilians in the exchange of shelling and the fighting, while the cautious calm still imposes itself on Afrin city, after this bloody fighting, amid anticipation for the entire fighters of Shuhada’a al-Qaryatayn to handover themselves.

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