Turkish-backed rebels hold a position at the town of Azaz. Courtesy of Depot Photos.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 P.M.) – A fierce battle broke out between two large rebel factions loyal to Turkey, today, resulting in a number of casualties for both sides involved.

According to reports from northern Syria, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Police clashed on Tuesday after members from the former assaulted a traffic officer inside the border city of Jarabulus.

Following the assault, the Free Syrian Police sent reinforcements to the area and the clashes intensified, with at three fighters reportedly wounded.

In response to the infighting, the Turkish military sent a convoy to Jarabulus in an attempt to deter both sides from engaging in further hostilities around the city.

Today’s clashes mark the second time in the last 48 hours that Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham has been involved in some kind of infighting with another rebel group.

The city of Jarabulus is located in the northeastern part of the Aleppo Governorate; it was previously under the control of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) after they expelled the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) from the area.

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Karel Vd Geest

The report contains factual faults. The YPG nor the SDF was ever in control of Jarabulus. IS and Turkey has a very cozy relationship over the border. Trade and aid from Turkey to IS. Only after SDF liberated Manbij, and started to near Jarablus, Turkey invaded Syria, starting a fake fight against IS. Sloppy reporting.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Wonderful RUssia-Turkey agreement for the terrorists and Turkey, by creating a safe havens zone for them.