Factional infighting | Clashes erupt between Ankara-backed militiamen in Afrin city • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Factional infighting | Clashes erupt between Ankara-backed militiamen in Afrin city

Syrian Observatory activists have reported that infightings and clashes have broken out between two armed groups affiliated with Ankara-backed “Jayish Al-Sharqiyyah” in the middle of residential neighbourhoods in Afrin city which is controlled by Turkish forces and Turkish-backed “National Army” factions in the early hours of Tuesday morning. No further details about the number of casualties or the causes of the dispute have been reported.

Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that a patrol of the Turkish-backed Al-Hamza Division raided two houses in Afrin to arrest two wanted suspects of the same Division, after the suspects tried to obtain 3,500 USDs from a civilian from Talf village in Jinderes district western of Afrin.

According to reliable SOHR sources, the suspects opened fire on the members of the patrol and shooting took place between both sides, injuring one of the suspects.

The two suspects belong to Al-Hamza Division and belong to Al-Mowaly tribe, and tried to obtain 3,500 USDs by force from a civilian from Talf village in Jinderes district and tried accusing him of “dealing with the former Autonomous Administration”, however the civilian issued a complaint against the two suspects to Al-Hamza Division, where the patrol raided the suspects to arrest them.