Feuding factions | Ras Al-Ain experiences growing tension and splits among factions over displaced civilians’ properties and revenue-sharing
As rivalries among Turkish-backed factions continue in Ras Al-Ain in Al-Hasakah countryside over revenue-sharing and looting of properties belonging to displaced people, SOHR activists have monitored tension prevailing in Safah village in western Ras Al-Ain among the members of “Al-Hamza Division” operating in “Peace Spring” areas.
This state of tension followed a meeting attended by the Turkish-backed division’s members in order to distribute and share in plots of land belonging to people who had been displaced from Ras Al-Ain. However, the meeting was fruitless, since the members were not satisfied with their share.
Separately, the Turkish-backed military police arrested eight people who stayed away Ras Al-Ain city for awhile. According to local sources, the arrested people have been accused of “being involved in the explosions took place in the region”, as military police arrest every person confirmed to be out of the city.
SOHR activists had said that Ras al-Ain city (Sere Kanier) experienced growing tension between Turkish-backed factions and military police, as military police continued detaining women of Ekaydat tribe in the city since Monday.
Meanwhile, all efforts and mediation were in vain, as the military police refused to release the women, while factions comprising fighters from Deir Ezzor and Al-Hasakah were mobilizing in order to attack the military police headquarters with the aim to release the women.