Turkish-backed rebels engage in fierce standoff in Afrin, 11 killed • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish-backed rebels engage in fierce standoff in Afrin, 11 killed

The Turkish-backed rebels in northern Aleppo are once again clashing over territory in the Afrin region, the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported today.

According to the SOHR report, a dispute over the location of a military checkpoint resulted in a fierce standoff between two Turkish-backed factions in Afrin city.

Intense clashes would then breakout between Liwaa Al-Mutassem and Jabhat Al-Shamiyah, resulting in 11 total casualties between the groups.

“The fight turned into clashes using heavy machine guns and grenades near Kawa roundabout in al-Ashrafieh area inside Afrin city,” the SOHR report added.

Recently, tensions have been rising among the Turkish-backed groups, as old rivalries and territorial greed have resulted in increased violence.

Source: Turkish-backed rebels engage in fierce standoff in Afrin, 11 killed

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