المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Feuding factions | Four Turkish-backed fighters killed in dispute over seizure of displaced person’s home in Ras al-Ain, and power grid cut off from Alok station

SOHR sources say that four members of Turkish-backed armed factions were killed in renewed clashes between Al-Hamzat and Sultan Murad factions in Ras al-Ain (Sari Kani). Clashes with machine guns and RPJs renewed after about an hour of cessation. The calm coincided with the intervention of Turkish forces and civilian police to stop the fighting, which was renewed after both sides refused to reconcile.

The clashes are taking place in residential neighbourhoods, causing damage to many homes and citizens’ property.

According to Observatory sources, a dispute erupted over the seizure of a displaced person’s home from the city, resulted in the death of a collaborator with Al-Sultan Murad faction. The dispute evolved into armed clashes resulted in human and material losses.

Meanwhile, the clashes resulted in cutting off the power line at the Aluk plant and damaging the electrical conductors.

SOHR activists have documented the killing of a girl due to fierce clashes between groups of the Turkish-backed faction “Sultan Murad” in residential neighbourhoods in Ras Al-Ain city (Sere Kaniye) in north-western Al-Hasakah. The reasons behind this conflict have yet to be known, amid confirmed reports about casualties among the conflicting groups.

On June 25, SOHR sources reported that that clashes broke out among Turkish-backed factions following a dispute over the seizure of “Al-Mashwar” park in Ras al-Ain. The dispute evolved to clashes between members of “Al-Hasakah Shield Brigade” and a group of “Al-Sultan Murad”. Agents of Turkish intelligence intervened to defuse the conflict, but a member of “Al-Hasakah Shield Brigade” refused to obey Turkish intelligence agents and escaped after being shot by a Turkish security agent.

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