BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – Infighting between various Turkey-led militant groups in northern Aleppo who operate under the ‘Euphrates Shield’ banner province has erupted.
According to sources, fighters of the Free Syrian Army-linked Sultan Murad and Ausoud al-Sharqiyah factions deployed a convoy of military vehicles towards positions held by the Shamiah Front militant group with the intention of driving them away.
In the event, Shamiah Front rebels – responding to the threat immediately – managed to rebuff the Free Syrian Army attack.
The firefight, which took place close to Kurdish-held lines, saw Shamiah Front militants destroy three vehicles as well as kill and injure ten Free Syrian Army fighters.
Sultan Murad and Ausoud al-Sharqiyah forces quickly retreated back to their own areas after failing to break Shamiah Front defenses.