Peace Spring area | Internal clashes among Turkish-backed factions wound members in Ras al-Ain city • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Peace Spring area | Internal clashes among Turkish-backed factions wound members in Ras al-Ain city

Al-Hasakah province: SOHR activists have reported clashes with machineguns, today, between the civil police on one side and members of la-Hamzah Division on the other near Dawaar al-Bareed in middle of Ras al-Ain city under control of “Peace Spring” area in al-Hasakah countryside. Ten militants have sustained severe wounds in the clashed.

According to SOHR sources, the police members have prevented members of al-Hamzah Division from entering the iron checkpoint near Dawaar al-Bareed in Ras al-Ain city after verbal clashes among them where a member affiliated to al-Hamzah Division has targeted a member of the civil police which led to clashes between the two sides in the middle of the city.

Meanwhile, al-Hamzah Division has raised its readiness of its members and have brought reinforcements to the city of Ras al-Ain city amid closure of shops and fears of civilians of renewing the clashes.

On August 9, SOHR sources reported a demonstration by residents of al-Rawiyah village in Ras al-Ain countryside, in areas controlled by Turkish-backed factions in al-Hasakah province, protesting the attacks, looting and gunfire on civilians’ houses by members of Liwaa Shuhadaa Badr which is affiliated to the notorious al-Hamza Division.

The demonstrators appealed to the Turks to interfere and put an end to the armed faction’s violations.

On July 25, SOHR activists monitored fierce clashes among groups of the Turkish-backed “Jaysh al-Sharqiyyah” in Ras al-Ain city (Sere Kaniye) in al-Hasakah countryside, in areas under the control of “Peace Spring” operations room. According to SOHR sources, the clashes left one of the relatives of a commander in “Jaysh al-Sharqiyyah” dead, while five other militiamen sustained various injuries.

On July 11, SOHR activists documented the death of a Turkish-backed militiaman of al-Hamza Division and injury of four others in the armed fight between two groups of the same division in “Peace Spring” areas in Ras al-Ain city (Sere Kaniye) in al-Hasakah countryside. According to SOHR sources in the region, the dead militiamen was from al-Jarba in eastern Ghouta

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