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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New routine fighting between the Turkish-backed factions of the operation “Olive Branch” after disagreement on a goods vehicle in Afrin city

Aleppo Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored new fighting between the Turkish-backed factions of the operation “Olive Branch” which are in control of Afrin city and its countryside in the north-western sector of Aleppo countryside, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; clashes took place in Afrin city between fighters of the “National Army” against fighters of “Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah”, after disagreement between the both parties on one of the vehicles which transports goods, where the clashes left injuries in the ranks of the both parties, amid efforts to resolve the disagreements and calm down the situations in the wake of the tension there, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 14th of April 2019, that it monitored violent clashes since after midnight of yesterday until the morning, between the pro-Turkish factions of “Olive Branch” in Afrin city, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: violent clashes took place after midnight of yesterday between members of al-Shamiyyah front and al-Sultan Murad Division in the city, where forces of the military police arrived to resolve the dispute, and the clashes killed a member of the military police in the city, amid escalation by both parties in the city and hearing continuous gunfire and bringing in military reinforcements by them both.

While the Syrian Observatory published on the 26th of March 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a dispute erupted yesterday Tuesday, between factions of “Olive Branch” in the countryside of Afrin city in the northwestern sector of Aleppo countryside, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: disagreement between a group of fighters of “Khalid Ibn al-Walid” Brigade and a group of al-Sham Corps; about sharing areas of control over some agricultural land which belongs to displaced people from Medan Ikbis village, while the disagreement between both parties evolved into an armed clash with individual weapons, which injured a person of them, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the return of clashes between factions of “Olive Branch” operation in Afrin area in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory: the sounds of gunfire were heard in Kafr Jannah area in Afrin countryside, intersected sources said that it was caused by clashes between an Islamic brigade and al-Shamiyyah front, amid tension in the area and attempts by factions to defuse the tension and conflict between both parties, and the Syrian Observatory published in early February 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored tension in Jandairis town, which is controlled by “Olive Branch” Operation Forces and the Turkish Forces in Afrin countryside in the northwestern sector of Aleppo Province, and intersected sources confirmed that the tension coincides with clashes between Nour al-Din al-Zenki movement, which was recently expelled by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham from the western countryside of Aleppo and its areas of presence in Aleppo countryside, and between Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah gathering whose majority of fighters are from Deir Ezzor province, amid alert between fighters of both parties, while factions in the area are trying to calm the tension and end the clashes in the area.

And  the Syrian Observatory published on the 26th of January 2019, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the escalated tension and anger in Afrin city, which is under the control of the Turkish-backed factions of Operation “Olive Branch”, against the backdrop of widespread revolutions in the city today, by displaced people from the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, protesting against the killing and stabbing of several persons from the Eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours, where the protesters gathered near the roundabout of Kawa al-Haddad which was destroyed by the factions and the Turkish forces previously during their control over the city, and put the Turkish flag and the banner of the Syrian Revolution instead, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the demonstration was accompanied by tension witnessed in the city, between Jaysh Al-Islam and Shuhada’a al-Sharqiyyah Gathering, and the residents while heading towards to the headquarters of the police leadership in Afrin city, demanded the handing over the murderers of a merchant from the capital Damascus, where the murderers belong to the faction Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah, and the expulsion of the faction most of whose fighters are descendent from Deir Ezzor province, out of Afrin city, and the Syrian Observatory published last night, Friday, that it monitored clashes by individual and medium weapons inside Afrin city which is under the control of the “Olive Branch” factions north-west of Aleppo, between fighters of Ahrar Al-Sharqiyyah against fighters of Jaysh Al-Islam and other gunmen, and the fighting is concentrated between the both parties near Nayrose roundabout and Al-Mahmudiyeh area in Afrin city, and the Syrian Observatory documented confirmed human losses in the ranks of both conflicting parties, while this fighting comes against the backdrop of the 2 incidents witnessed in the city today, the first of which was the stabbing of 3 young men from the displaced people of the Eastern Ghouta by members of Ahrar Al-Sharqiyyah after altercations between the both parties, and the second was the killing of an arms dealer of those who have been displaced from Damascus to Afrin, where he was killed as a result of crossfire against members of Ahrar Al-Sharqiyyah.

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