Infighting erupts between Turkish-backed factions wounding three in Syria’s Afrin

ALEPPO NORTHERN COUNTRYSIDE, Syria (North Press) – Two members of the Turkish-backed faction and a woman were wounded, on Tuesday, in a fight between the Civil Police and Military Police in the city center of Afrin, northern Syria. 

“Two members of the Civil Police faction were variously wounded in an armed clash with the Military Police,” an eyewitness told North Press.

A woman also was wounded due to random firing. She was hospitalized, without reporting information about her condition, according to the eyewitness.

“The fight erupted on Jindires Road, west the city, without knowing the reasons of the fight, while the wounded were moved to the military hospital in the city,” the eyewitness added.

Since Turkey and Turkish-backed armed opposition factions took control of Afrin in March 2018, cases of murder, kidnapping, infighting, illegal logging, and building settlements in Afrin have continued, according to human rights reports.

Due to the Turkish invasion in 2018, the indigenous people of Afrin resorted to al-Awda, Shahba, Sardam, Afrin, and Barkhodan camps, while others took refuge in 42 villages and towns in Aleppo northern countryside.

Reporting by Farouq Hamo