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JULY 2020

Seven People, Including Children, Killed In New Round Of Infighting In Turkish-Occupied Afrin (Videos)

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On May 28, heavy clashes broke out between the Hamza Division and militants from Damascus’ Eastern Ghouta in the Turkish-occupied city of Afrin in northern Syria.

The clashes erupted, when militants from the Hamza Division attacked a shop owned by a man from Eastern Ghouta with a hand grenade because he refused to loan them some goods. The man chased after the militants, who opened fire killing him and a child.

In response, Eastern Ghouta militants, mainly from Jays al-Islam, launched an attack on the Hamza Division’s positions in Afrin’s city center. Clashes lasted for several hours. Heavy weapons were used.

Many positions of the Hamza Division were looted and burned during the clashes. Eventually, the group withdrew all of its militants from Afrin city.

According to the London-based Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), three militants from the Hamza Division and a militant from Eastern Ghouta were killed. Three civilians, including two children, were also killed. More than six others were injured.

After the clashes, the Hamza Division released a statement condemning the acts of its militants. The group claimed that an investigation will be launched into the incident, promising that it will hold its members accountable.

Such incidents are quite common in Turkish-occupied areas in north and northeast Syria. Many militants and civilians were killed as a result of infighting in the last few months.

The Turkish military is yet to take measures to put an end to the reckless behavior of its proxies. Ankara is most likely ignoring these acts to maintain good relations with Syrian militants.

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  • FlorianGeyer

    All this chaos and mayhem is bought and paid for by NATO mafia regimes in order to weaken and plunder the target nations that have resources that NATO covets.

    • James Adams

      The US supplies weapons to the Kurds. Turkeys enemy if you didn’t realise. So your argument is invalid

      • FlorianGeyer

        You and your 4 guest voters can fuck off.

  • Cromwell

    They give themselves fancy names but they are just criminal trash.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Erdogan’s safe zone is not only being made completely unsafe by the Kurdish ALF, it’s also being made even more unsafe by the very people who are supposed to police it, what a great advert for all the Syrian refugees living in Turkey, come to Erdogan’s newly established paradise in Syria and live as safely as the local resident do, which is not very safe at all.

    • Maximus Decimus Meridius

      Even your dreams cannot reach the places we go.
      just empty words.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Sorry but I didn’t say anything offensive, not unless you’re offended by the truth.
        I simply said the ALF are already trying to deter Syrian refugees from coming here from Turkey, and then I pointed out that the very people the civilians in Afrin rely on for protection from the ALF are actually making Afrin just as unsafe as the ALF are, and then I also pointed out that all this violence wasn’t a great incentive for the Syrian refugees to do what Erdogan wants them to, which is to relocate to this and the other safe zone in Ar Raqqah/Al Hasakah, and I say that because neither of Erdogan’s safe zones are safe at all, they’re in fact very unsafe. Did I tell even one lie in what I wrote, it was the COMPLETE truth as far as I’m aware.

        I’m assuming you’re a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and if you are I have to tell you this, God is great and God is wise and God is merciful, I already know that, but I also know that people aren’t, so for me formal religion has no place in politics, that’s the job our consciences should do.
        No formal religion is as perfect as our God given conscience is.

      • Johan

        Up to the 72 virgins, better today as to morrow do not wait, not whining, no big words just do it. Be a men.

        • Maximus Decimus Meridius

          You’re right, keyboard commando.

  • Johan

    Diring 1400 years islam infighting was a constant, and still is. Why not build on this idea, those terrorist hate everybody and are hated by everybody. So bring some more reason for infighting, example pay some more and some not, give some weapons to some, praise some, …..

    • Sencer

      Islam is 600 years younger than christianity and it is exactly where christianity was 600 years ago.
      And dont think you can solve this problem by opression and fuelling the fire. Last time Romans tried to suppress a religion by force , and now they have Vatican in the heart of Rome.

    • Christians are par excellence when it comes to knowing how to kill each other wholesale.

      Just as little as 100 years ago, from the North Sea to the Alps resembled the surface of the moon… but we werent done yet. By 1945, all the heroes of Europe were dead.