المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After rejecting their demands | Turkish-backed factions cut off power supply to Aluk station, and clashes spread to Ras al-Ain countryside

SOHR sources say that clashes are taking place between Turkish-backed factions in Ras al-Ain countryside. The clashes resulted in the cutting off electricity supplies to Aluk station, while Turkish forces were put on high alert there.

The lights were turned off at the border near the village of Sherik, from which military patrols are launched, to the village of Arad in the Abu Racine countryside. While Turkish forces cut off roads near the village of Tal Halaf.

On the other hand, clashes between Turkish-backed factions are taking place in several areas in Ras al-Ain countryside.

According to Observatory sources, the clashes broke out after Turkish forces requested the handover of Aluk station to the regime and Russian forces but their request rejected by some factions, leading to the outbreak of clashes in several areas.

SOHR sources said that the clashes between Turkish-backed factions stopped hours after they erupted. Reinforcement of Ahrar al-Sharqiya arrived in the city and were deployed there, closing all roads and entrances to the city of Ras al-Ain to stop clashes between Al-Hamzat and Sultan Murad factions.

SOHR sources said earlier 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 factions.

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