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Two Ankara-backed militant groups engaged in fierce clashes in Afrin region over distribution of assets they looted form local civilians' houses and shops on Wednesday.
News ID: 70205
Publish Date: 16May 2018 - 13:54

Heavy Infighting Erupts among Turkey-Backed Militants again in Northern SyriaTEHRAN (Defapress)- Ahrar al-Sham and al-Shamiyeh Front, both backed up by the Turkish army, exchanged heavy fire in Afrin over the distribution of the assets they had stolen from locals' houses.

The infighting left a number of casualties on both warring sides.

In the meantime, the Kurdish-language Hawar news reported that Ahrar al-Sham terrorists stormed the village of Karzileh in Shirawa region and captured almost 200 young and middle-aged men and kept them in the village's school.

In a similar development on Tuesday, gunmen of Sultan Murat Brigade, affiliated to Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, forced villagers in the village of Naza in Shera region to leave their homes.

In the meantime, a field source said that the Ankara-backed militants settled 20 families of Eastern Ghouta terrorists in the village of Kafr Jenah, adding that most of the villagers' assets and properties were looted by the Turkey-backed militants.

The source further said that even electrical cables have been stolen and a school in the village has been damaged by the Ankara forces.

Also, the militants captured a number of men that were Afrin residents near Tarnadeh checkpoint and later called on their families to pay ransom for their release.

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