المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Over smuggling people to Turkey | Armed fight erupts between military police and Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah in Ras al-Ain city

Al-Hasakah province: Reliable sources in Ras al-Ain city (Sere Kaniye), in areas under the control of Turkish forces and their proxy factions, have informed the Syrian Observatory that an armed fight erupted between military groups of Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah and the military police, as the conflicting parties used heavy machineguns in residential neighbourhoods yesterday. According to SOHR, the armed fight erupted after disagreement between the two sides over smuggling people to Turkish territory, but no further details have been reported.

 

On June 5, SOHR sources reported a meeting between the dignitaries of the tribe of the killed civilian, Harb tribe, and dignitaries of the killer’s tribe, al-Ekaydat tribe, after mediation by dignitaries of Harb and Adawan tribes, after the death of a civilian by the Turkish-backed faction of Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah in Tel Diab village in Ras al-Ain countryside (Sere Kaniye) on June 2.

 

A luncheon was held in the murdered civilian’s funeral reception tent in an attempt by the elders of Harb and Adawan tribes to defuse the tension between the two tribes with the aim to prevent any probable retaliations. The incident has been explained as a manslaughter. This reconciliation comes at light of Ahrar al-Sham’s fears of attacks in its headquarters in “Peace Spring” areas in northern al-Hasakah by members of Harb tribe.

 

The tribes has issued a statement, of which the Syrian Observatory received a copy, which included the following:

 

“Thanks to Allah, and after mediation and great efforts by dignitaries and the elder of Harb tribe in Ras al-Ain, Ahmed Abid al-Khalil, and Adawan tribe’s elder, NasserSab’ al-Rashou, and after tracking the investigation on the circumstances of the incident which resulted in the death of a man form Harb tribe in Tel Thyab village, it was found that the incident was just manslaughter. A man of Harb tribe was hit with a gunshot fired by mistake by a man of al-Ekaydat tribe, and there was no deliberate intention to kill this man. There are strong ties connecting the two tribes for long time.”

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