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BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 A.M.) – Intense clashes broke-out between the Turkish-backed rebels inside the northeastern Aleppo city of Al-Bab on Sunday, pro-opposition activists reported.

According to the pro-opposition activists, the clashes broke-out between the recently evacuated rebels from the Qalamoun Mountains and a faction of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham.

In particular, the Qalamoun rebels were identified as the Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah faction of the Free Syrian Army and the Al-Waki family who fights under the banner of Ahrar Al-Sham.

The fighting reportedly started when the Al-Waki family opened fire on the group of Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah fighters, killing the latter’s military commander, Tarek Al-Afer, and five of his fighters.

Following this attack, Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah sent reinforcements from the Afrin region to demand Ahrar Al-Sham hand in the Al-Waki fighters behind the assault on on Afer and his men – Ahrar Al-Sham refused.

A fierce battle would ensue, with both sides suffering at least ten casualties each in Al-Bab.

The clashes are still ongoing at the moment, but several Turkish-backed factions have deployed to the area to help stop the fighting.

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Ahrar Al-Sham and the Al-Waki family fight for the spoils. So lean back & grab popcorn: Title: “A Fistful of Dollars”. Plot: Strangers arrive at the border town of Al-Bab. Abu Bakr, the town’s mosque crier, tells the strangers about a feud between two militias vying to gain control of the town. To make money the strangers decide to play each faction against the other, and they prove their speed and accuracy with the AK47 to both Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Nur al-Din al-Senki by shooting Tarek Al-Afer, and five of his fighters, who insulted them as they entered town.

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