Rebel factions in Azaz have seemingly now turned on each other after repelling ISIS fighters at the gates of the town just months ago.
Earlier today, two consecutive car bombs struck the regional headquarters and a weapons warehouse of ‘Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki’, killing 28 fighters and wounding dozens more.
In the past week, several otherwise allied rebel factions have been fighting over power in Azaz – the belligerents include Ahrar al-Sham, the Levant Front, Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki and the Sultan Murad brigade.
A reconciliation agreement, facilitated by Sheikh Mohamad Khatib, was otherwise signed between the warring parties in Azaz yesterday.
The disagreements revolve around control of the Azaz border crossing, and the al-Shat checkpoint but also underlines some tensions between Arab and Turkmen rebel fighters.