Fighting escalates between pro-Turkey factions in Syria – report
Fighting is intensifying between Turkey-linked groups in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province, London-based Asharq al-Awsat reported.
The violence, which has included assassinations and bombings, is escalating in regions under Turkey’s control, the newspaper said on Monday citing its own sources and reports from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Several people were wounded after a car bomb exploded at the entrance of the al-Bab city, located in the east of the Aleppo province, during a "war between opposition factions", Syrian sources told Asharq al-Awsat.
The SOHR said that the bombing took place at a checkpoint of a pro-Turkey faction. The newspaper said Al-Bab has been under the control of pro-Turkey factions since 2016, when the area was seized from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey labels as a terrorist organisation.
The observatory also said that a gunman had tried to assassinate a leader of the Jaysh al-Sharqiya unit of the pro-Turkey National Army on the Afrin-al-Tranda road in northwestern Aleppo, Asharq al-Awsat reported.