DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:10 P.M.) – On Wednesday, islamist militants of Failaq Al-Sham group, affiliated with the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), ambushed a squad of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Dandaliyah town south of Jarablus city in northern Aleppo countryside capturing 4 fighters as a result.
This action comes amid rising tensions between SDF and FSA in the area. Sources believe that the situation is going to escalate sooner or later and grow into a full-scale war between two hostile factions.
Below is the video published by Failaq Al-Sham media wing showing four captive SDF fighters and islamists questioning them:
FSA factions operating in Jarablus and its surroundings were previously a part of Turkish-led “Euphrates Shield” coalition which had been active in Syria since August 2016 till March 2017.
Considering recent statements made by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in which he announced preparing a new military operation against Kurds in Syria, a scenario of open confrontation between Turkish-backed FSA and SDF looks rather real.