Feuding factions | Five civilians and seven members of “Sultan Murad” killed in renewed factional fight in Ras Al-Ain
Al-Hasakah Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists have documented a spike in death toll of the factional fight among members of “Sultan Murad” in Ras Al-Ain city and surrounding areas. Five civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed after several shells hit residential neighbourhoods in Ras Al-Ain city. Moreover, the number of fatalities among the members of “Sultan Murad” has jumped to seven, while 15 others were injured, some seriously, and they were taken later to hospitals in Turkey.
SOHR sources have just documented the death of five members of “Sultan Murad” faction and injury of 16 others they are: 12 members of the same factions and four civilians, following fierce clashes which erupted this evening among members of “Sultan Murad” at Al-Duwayrah checkpoint in Ras Al-Ain countryside in rural Al-Hasakah.
The clashes extended later into Ras Al-Ain city which caused panic among civilians due to the indiscriminate gunshots near the areas of conflict, as the warring parties used light and medium weapons and RPGs.
According to SOHR sources, the clashes flared up after a dispute over revenue-sharing at Al-Duwayrah checkpoint and arresting members of “Sultan Murad” faction.
On October 17, SOHR sources reported growing tension in area in Ras al-Ain (Seri Kanier) among “Sultan Murad”, “Jaish al-Sharqiya” and “Suleiman Shah”, due to disagreements over checkpoints, the imposition of levies on civilians and the preventing them from travelling into and out of the city.