AFRIN, Syria – Yesterday it was reported by FRN that violent clashes broke out on Sunday, March 25, between the “Hamzah” and the “Ahrar Al Sharqiya” group using medium weapons in direct confrontations, the first of its kind between the factions of the Turkish-led “Olive Branch” forces in Afrin in northwest Syria.
Since the initial report, a video has been released that shows members of each respective terrorist group arresting each other and stepping on each others flags. The video can be seen below.
“The clash broke out because of the fighting over the spoils and the division between the two factions,” a source told STEP News. “The Ahrar al-Sharqiya group seized a civilian car, an agricultural machinery and a house.”
“Hamzah assaulted the assembly sector to take the spoils and seize again, which led to the outbreak of a clash between the two factions, resulting in the deaths of many,” the source continued.
Inter-conflict among #Turkey-led “rebel” groups of Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah & Hamza Division over looted stuff inside #Afrin city. They step on each others flag & arrest many members of each other. ???pic.twitter.com/QD6Jj8f7Sf
— 24 Resistance Axis (@Syria_Hezb_Iran) March 25, 2018