Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: reliable sources have informed SOHRT that clashes with light and medium weapons erupted in Afrin city center, north-west of Aleppo, between a group of “al-Jabha al-Shamiyyah” and gunmen of the “51st Brigade”.
According to SOHR sources, the clashes intensified and evolved to the use of heavy weapons like RPG and anti-tank shells, triggering panic among the city’s people. Reasons behind this fight have yet to be known.
On March 21, SOHR sources reported that that Turkish-backed fighters of “Al-Hamzah Division”, stationed at a military checkpoint in Al-Basutah area in Afrin countryside, opened fire on a young man of “Al-Muwali” tribe. The young man died instantly.
This incident comes after orders, given by a military commander in “Al-Hamzah Division”, to shot every one refuses to stop at the checkpoint. Meanwhile, a state of tension is prevailing in the area for fear of the incident’s repercussions.