Clashes Between Jaysh Al-Islam And Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah In Afrin Cause Casualties Among Turkish-backed Militants

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Clashes Between Jaysh Al-Islam And Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah In Afrin Cause Casualties Among Turkish-backed Militants

Jaysh al-Islam leader, Issam Buydani during a battle against the Syrian Arab Army, Illustrative image

On November 6, heavy clashes broke out in the northern city of Afrin between fighters of Jaysh al-Islam and Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah. The clashes, which took place at the Kawa roundabout in the heart of the city, were caused by a “personal misunderstanding,” according to the Syrian news outlet Enab Baladi.

The clashes ended within hours after the intervention of the Turkish-backed military police. A day later, the two groups issued a joint statement, in which they claimed that clashes were a result of personal disagreements.

“We confirm that the leadership [of Jaysh al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sharqiyah] had no knowledge of this move, we are committed to resort to judiciary and to cooperate with the military police and we emphasize our rejection of resorting to weapons,” the groups’ statement reads.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a fighter of Ahrar al-Sharqiyah was killed and a civilian was injured as a result of the clashes.

Afrin has witnessed several similar clashes since it was captured by the Turkish military and its Syrian proxies in March. Most of these clashes were caused by financial disputes. However, Turkey is yet to take any steps to improve security there or in other areas, which it occupies in northern Syria.

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  • Jens Holm

    Kurds must be very bad people if Turks prefare someone like them(and the article is true).

    • Whowhatwhere

      The Turks would when they consider the nation state building mutley group known as sdf, if the sdf dreams come into fruition that could threaten the national sovereignty of Turkey, Iran,Syria and Iraq. (Kurds are in top tiers of political, military control in sdf FYI )

  • You can call me Al

    Die you vermin, die. This is where we need a few special force’s groups, to set off some serious infighting.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      send in pyg no prop,,or saa or pkk…or even tom and jerrey job done..turks r gone

  • R Trojson

    They look more like mercenary terrorists than freedom fighters. Cut off their Russian-Turkish funding and they will go away.

    • Concrete Mike

      You must mean turkish qatar nato funded.

      • R Trojson

        When it comes to mercs it is all about the $. Both were on Turkish payroll now Russia sweetened the pot. Hence the “personal disagreement”. Russia paying for a little death and destruction… what else is new?

  • Django

    So you see, that bunch of ugly hot-heads, … That they start killing each other out, … Then at least they do what they are best at, get paid for so they can enjoy their hatred, fear and revenge feelings work out on each other. You do not even need firecrackers, just activate a little Zionist spyop between those two, still working brain cells of them and you’re done!