The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After clashes that killed hundreds of civilians and fighters, tension in Kafr Hamra town between its factions and mobilization by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham

Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored dawn of today, Thursday, the 31st of May 2018; tension among the factions operating northwest of Aleppo city, where the Syrian Observatory monitored mobilization and alert by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in Kafr Hamra town and its outskirts, attempting to control the entire town and to impose its control over the checkpoints around it, which put the factions of al-Sham Corps and the factions that fight under the banner of Jabhat Tahrir Syria in an alert situation, where the town witness a state of tension amid attempts by mediators to resolve the dispute and prevent tension from developing more, while Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham got its medium and heavy weapons ready in preparation for fighting the factions in Kafr Hamra, while the locals accused factions of the area of creating new tension and clashes in implementation of regional agendas about their goals in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

These tensions and alert situation come about 24 hours after one of the sons of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham leader in Kafr Hamra stabbed a member of the Free Police in Kafr Hamra town, which injured him seriously and caused resentment among the locals, who demanded Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham to get out of Kafr Hamra town which is located in the northwest of Aleppo city, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented significant human losses among rival factions and the civilians within the abolition war, where it rose to at least 231, the number of members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham who were killed during the shelling and clashes against Nour al-Din al-Zenki in the western countryside of Aleppo, and the movement of Ahrar al-Sham and Soqur al-Sham in the countryside of Idlib, while it rose to 174, the number of fighters of Ahrar al-Sham Movement and Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement and Soqur al-Sham, who were killed during the shelling and clashes in the area, since the 20th of February until today, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, and due to information about other casualties the Syrian Observatory wasn’t able to documented so far, also the Syrian Observatory has documented the death of 26 civilians, including 9 children and 5 women since the outbreak of clashes in the 20th of February 2018, as a result of the random shelling and shooting in the countryside of Aleppo and Idlib.