Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists have reported hearing an explosion in Afrin city which is under the control of Turkish forces and their proxy factions, caused by the detonation of an IED in a car in Al-Mahmoudiyah neighbourhood, near Osama Ibn Zayd mosque in Afrin city centre. No casualties have been reported.
On March 27, SOHR sources reported violent clashes in the Al-Basuta area in Afrin countryside, which is controlled by Turkish forces and proxy factions, north-west of Aleppo, between “al-Hamza Division” faction and a group which defected recently from the division and joined the “al-Sham Corps”.
The clashes, in which heavy weapons were used, left a member of the “al-Sham Corps” dead and more than ten militiamen wounded on both sides, while military reinforcement of the “Rights Restitution Committee” arrived to defuse the fighting.
A day earlier, SOHR activists said that members of a checkpoint belonging to the Turkish-backed the Islamic “Al-Sham Corps” on the Al-Ghzawiya road in rural Afrin, north-west of Aleppo, took a young man from the town of Meles in Idlib countryside out of his car, while passing through the checkpoint, and took him to the woods opposite the checkpoint, and stol his money, after humiliating him.
The members of the checkpoint threatened to kill him if he talked about the incident.
It is worth noting that the reputation of the checkpoint that stopped the young man and robbed his money is very bad, while their members clamp down on civilians passing by, without any deterrent to stop their practices against civilians.