The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Under Turkish pressure | “Ahrar Al-Sham” faction agrees to hand over Al-Hamran crossing to “Ministry of Defence”

Aleppo province: “Ahrar Al-Sham” faction, which belongs to the Turkish-backed “National Army”, handed over Al-Hamran crossing in Jarablus city in northern Aleppo countryside to the Ministry of Defence of the “Syrian Interim Government” under Turkish pressure, after the formation of a committee responsible for managing the crossing.

This comes after threats by the Ministry of Defence of the Syrian Interim Govenrment to Ahrar Al-Sham faction to hand over Al-Hamran crossing in Jarablus countryside northern of Aleppo, especially after the faction was accused of stealing fuels and humanitarian aids.

The committee consists of the assistant Minister of Defence for Financial Affairs “Adnan Al-Diyab”, “Khaled Al-Asa’ad” who is an administrator of the Military Police and his deputy “Jalal Al-Rasheed”, where the committee is responsible for managing the crossing and checkpoints controlled by “National Army” factions.

According to terms of the agreement, a percentage of revenue from Al-Hamran crossing would go to “Ahrar Al-Sham” faction.

It is worth noting that Al-Hamran crossing is adjacent to the frontlines with Manbij Military Council, which belongs to formations of SDF.

On March 5, Jarablus crossing in northern Aleppo countryside witnessed military mobilization of “Ahrar Al-Sham” faction of the Turkish-backed National Defence, after the resolution of the Ministry of Defence of the “Syrian Interim Government” to hand over the crossings to the Ministry and that the Military Police would manage the crossings, by orders of Turkey.

Moreover, “Ahrar Al-Sham” faction distributed aids on those loyal to the faction, under the pretext that the faction distributed other aids on those affected by the earthquake.