المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Death toll update | Nearly ten militiamen of al-Mu’tasim Division killed and injured in armed fight in Ras al-Ain city

Al-Hasakah Province: SOHR activists have documented the death of four members of the Turkish backed al-Mu’tasim Division and the injury of five others in the clashes between two groups of the division in Ras al-Ain city (Sere Kaniye) in the countryside of al-Hasakah.

 

A few hours ago, SOHR activists reported that clashes erupted between two groups affiliated to the Turkish-backed al-Moatassem Division in Ras al-Ain (Sere Kaniye) in “Peace Spring” areas in al-Hasakah countryside. The clashes left one member dead and three others injured  some severely.

 

The fighting members used heavy and medium weapons, including RPGs, where the clashes took place in the residential neighborhoods, causing a state of panic and fear among the civilians. Meanwhile, the Military Police tried to interfere and break up the clashes.

 

Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that the civil police suspended its work in Ras al-Ain (Sere Kaniye) that is stationed in the Peace Spring area in al-Hasakah countryside due to the repeated clashes and escalated violations by members of Turkey-backed National Army, last of which two days ago when gunmen of al-Hamzah Division assaulted head of one of the police stations in al-Mahatah neighborhood in Ras al-Ain.

 

The attack happened when members of the Division hit the head of the police station took his car, but reasons behind the attack remained unknown. The police wasn’t able to hold the national Army members accountable despite their violations.

 

According to SOHR activists, the Civil Police head in Ras al-Ain city currently meet with leader of Turkish Jandarma in the building of the police leadership.

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