Clashes broke out between the Hamzah Division and the so-called First Regiment in the outskirts of Al-Bab city in the northern Aleppo countryside on Sunday. According to opposition sources, the clashes resulted in the killing and wounding of a number of fighters from Turkey-led Euphrates Shield forces and civilians in the Al-Bab city.
On the road of Hazrwan, east of Al-Bab city, clashes started between the military council of Al-Bab city of the Hamzah Division and fighters from Fhe First regiment,
9 fighters from the Hamzah Division and 7 from the First Regiment have been killed so far. According to opposition sources, the cause of the fighting is personal tensions among the fighters. However, other sources indicated that the reason is the influence of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the Turkish-occupied areas of nirthern Aleppo and the loyalty of some members of pro-Turkish militant groups to HTS.
Al-Bab city witnesses clashes between factions of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) on a daily basis. HTS (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) started spreading its influence in the area a month ago.