ALEPPO, Syria (North Press) – The area around the northern Syrian city of Bab is witnessing security chaos, as Turkish-backed armed opposition groups are unable to manage it, which has increased residents' fears and discontent.
Military police affiliated with the Turkish-backed opposition's National Army launched several security campaigns to ban veiling and the carrying of weapons, but all were in vain, and kidnapping, murdering and explosions continued.
A local shop worker known as Abu Ahmad told North Press that his fears that someone may attach an IED to his car have increased, which has pushed him to check his car for wires before getting in.
He added that assassinations and explosions have frightened residents, especially within the popular crowded markets, causing them to fear even parked cars and motorbikes.
Turkish-backed armed opposition groups attacked the Farabi Hospital in Bab city on July 5th, firing on its medical crews, "which frightened the hospital crews and patients there, causing the reception of the non-emergency cases to stop," according to a medical source from the hospital.
The city experienced repeated assassinations, the latest of which was the assassination of an official in the Real Estate department in the city on June 25th, according to social media websites.
Local resident Sharif Masri said that explosions are continuing in the city, and security forces are not able to arrest saboteurs and seize security, "because they lack coordination among the operating departments in the city."
Local resident Abdulrahman said that "military police launched a campaign to ban the veil and weapons possession without a license in the city, but they did not implement it only to civilians, and they could not confiscate a weapon or even to speak to members of the groups in the city."
He added that the "problems and incidents that we have been experiencing, are because of those militants who believe that because they are backed by a strong group, they are allowed to be above the rules."