On May 26, clashes erupted between the Turkish-backed Sultan Murad Division and gunmen from the Tamru family in the city of al-Bab in the northern Aleppo countryside, according to Syrian opposition sources.
Reportedly, a personal problem between a member of the Tamru family and a fighters of the Sultan Murad Division wasthe main reason behind the clashes.
The pro-opposition Syria TV said that a fighter of the Sultan Murad Division was killed and two others were injured in the clashes. Moreover, two members of the Tamru family were injured.
The Syria TV claimed that the Military Police of the Turkish-backed Free Syria Army (FSA) is currently investigating the incident and will punish the people responsible for it. However, Syrian opposition activists doubted these claims.
A similar incident took place on May 6 when fighters of Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sharqiyah attacked gunmen from the al-Waki family in al-Bab also. Back then, no one was punished, despite that several people were killed and injured in the clashes.
Local observers believe that Turkey is directly responsible for the deteriorating security situation the northern Aleppo countryside, as it allowed dozens of criminals and ex-Jihadists to join the Turkish-backed FSA. These fighters were even granted the freedom of movement in the civilian areas.