“Peace Spring” areas | Turkish-backed factions deploy in Ras al-Ain and countryside, as clashes and tension continue
As security tension continues between Turkish-backed factions in Aas al-Ain countryside, the Syrian Observatory has monitored clashes between “al-Hamza Division” and “Ahrar al-Sharqiya” on the one hand, and “Ahrar al-Hasakah Gathering” and the “Adwan” faction on the other, near Mabrouka and Suluk areas in the “Peace Spring” areas, coinciding with the deployment of Turkish-backed factions’ members and police forces in and around Ras al-Ain.
On September 13, SOHR monitored clashes in Adwaniyeh area, south-west of Ras al-Ain, between “Ahrar al-Sharqiya” and “Ahrar al-Hasakah Gathering” from al-Adwaniyeh area in Al-Hasakeh countryside.
According to Observatory SOHR, the “Adwan” faction formed by the Adwaniyeh people defected from the Turkish-backed factions, as they did not get their share of the revenues of crossings and checkpoints which impose levies on civilians.
In the meantime, “Ahrar al-Hasakah Gathering” and Turkish-backed military factions from the villages of Hasaka reject the other factions coming from the rest of Syrian provinces to their areas.
Al-Hasaka factions are grouping together to confront Ahrar al-Sharqiya and al-Hamza Division, which includes fighters from Deir ez-Zor, Aleppo, Homs, Damascus and the rest of the Syrian provinces.
Syrian Observatory activists have monitored rising tension in Ras Al-Ain (Sere Kaniye) city and Mabroukah area, in the wake of the repeated armed fights among Turkish-backed factions.