The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Feuding factions | Popular discontent grows in Ras Al Ain city (Seri Canier) over yesterday’s bloody clashes between “Sultan Murad” members

Al-Hasaka governorate – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

The Syrian Observatory has monitored a great popular discontent in the city of Ras al-Ain (Seri Kanier) and its surroundings, following the bloody events that took place in the area yesterday evening, after a violent armed fight erupted between members of the faction “Sultan Murad”. The clashes resulted in casualties among civilians, as five people, including a woman and a child, were killed, as well as damage to houses as a resulte of indiscriminate shells.

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.