Clashes between Syrian government militias kill one person and wound others in Aleppo

Editing Obaida Al Nabwani | Translation Glory Jabr | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: October 11, 2018, 11:08:51 AM wire MILITARY Syrian Army

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Two groups of the Syrian government Shabiha militias clashed in the city of Aleppo, Northern Syria, killing one person and injuring others, amid ongoing tension between the groups.

On Thursday, sources from the region reported that a group of Shabiha members from the towns of Kufriya and al-Fou'a in the Idlib countryside, along with residents of Aleppo, refused to stand guard at a checkpoint belonging to al-Berri family, which is loyal to the Syrian government.

The sources stated that the two groups fought at the al-Berri checkpoint in the area of ​​Bab al-Nairab in Aleppo. Later, they clashed, killing a member from Kufriya and al-Fou'a.

Following the clashes, the checkpoint guards arrested four members of the other group. Members of Kufriya and al-Fou'a militia were alerted and clashes broke out again, injuring three al-Berri members and six civilians.

The sources reported that the wounded were brought to the al-Razi Hospital in the city. The al-Berri family established further checkpoints at the al-Marja roundabout and near the al-Haj Bridge, amid ongoing tension between the two groups.

Earlier, criminal security and Shabiha militia members clashed using light weapons in the Bab al-Faraj neighborhood of Aleppo, killing a major in the security branch, after the militia members were prevented from arresting an unknown person.

The Shabiha militia was deployed to the city of Aleppo, which was seized by the Syrian government forces in December 2016, after the displacement, killing, and wounding of thousands of civilians and opposition fighters.

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