The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Jarabulus: Bloody engagements continue between factions from Deir Ezzor and military police

Syrian Observatory activists have confirmed that armed fight among Turkish-backed factions is being stepped up in Jarabulus city in the north-eastern countryside of Aleppo. Fierce clashes erupted in the early hours of Saturday morning between Jaysh Al-Sharqiyyah and Ahrar Al-Sharqiyyah on one hand, and the military police and other factions on the other, over repeated disputes between both sides.


On the other hand, the factions of Ajnad Al-Sharqiyyah and the 106th Division whose fighters are mostly from Deir Ezzor have brought in military reinforcement from Afrin and Idlib, in support of Jaysh Al-Sharqiyyah and Ahrar Al-Sharqiyyah. It is note worthy that the military police are backed in this fight by several factions operating under the banner of the Turkish-backed “National Army”, the most prominent of which are Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah, Jaysh Al-Islam and the 9th Division.


The fierce clashes left casualties in the ranks of conflicting parties.


Other factions of the “National Army” in the 3rd Corps have formed interposition group and headed to Jarabulus this morning, in order to defuse the conflict there. These development comes at a time when Turkish forces are turning a blind-eye to the ongoing bloody infighting among their proxy factions.


Meanwhile, tense calm is prevailing in the city after intervention of the interposition forces. However, the conflicting sides are still on high alert.


On April 29, SOHR sources reported that a member of Turkish-backed factions was shot dead by a member of “Al-Sharqiya Army” near Aoun al-Dadat crossing in Jarabulus town, north of Aleppo, due to an old revenge.