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Clashes kill and injure fighters of SNA's faction in Ras al-Ayn city, al-Hasakah

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Editing: Hosam Saleem |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/06/23 14:31

Al-Hasakah - SMART

On Monday night, clashes killed a fighter of a faction of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) and injured three others in the city of Ras al-Ayn, 73 kilometers north of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria.

Sources from the SNA reported to SMART that a fighter from the Sultan Murad faction was killed and three others were injured in clashes between fighters of the same faction after an unknown dispute emerged between them. The sources added that they used mortar shells in the clashes.

The sources stated that clashes between fighters of the same faction injured a civilian in the village of al-Aziziyah near the city of Ras al-Ayn.

On April 27, 2020, a fighter of the Ahrar al-Sharqiya Gathering was injured in clashes with the 20th Division near the city of Ras al-Ayn.

The SNA was formed in mid-2017, with Turkish support. The SNA consists of military factions, including Arab and Turkmen fighters. The SNA participated only in battles launched by the Turkish government, and Turkey transferred hundreds of SNA fighters to Libya to fight alongside the Government of National Accord.

Explosions became frequent in the SNA-controlled areas in the al-Hasakah and al-Raqqa governorates. On Nov. 5, a car bomb explosion injured two civilians in the city of Tal Abyad.