BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 A.M.) – Intense clashes broke-out between the Turkish-backed rebel groups near the Afrin region of Aleppo, tonight, pro-opposition activists reported via social media.

According to these reports, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army’s Sultan Murad group have been involved in a fierce confrontation for several hours tonight.

The clashes are reportedly taking place in the area between the city of ‘Azaz and Afrin region in northwest Aleppo.

The cause of these clashes is still unknown; however, as of recently, the rebel groups have been fighting over their share of the abandoned homes in Afrin.

With most of the population displaced, the Turkish-backed rebels have taken the opportunity to loot and declare ownership of the abandoned homes.

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The local Syrian population pay attention to how these rebels behave and see how they actually settle things when they have differences of opinion, politically, religiously, or just plain socially. I’m sure a lot of the locals that first supported the overthrow of Assad and enthusiastically backed these rebels, are now beginning to change their minds, that’s if they haven’t already.

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What on Earth are you talking about? This is Afrin, a canton of Rojava.

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Rojava is only in someones sick mind. This is a pure Syrian soil…

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There are just around 40 millions Kurds in the Turkey/Syria/Iraq/Iran bordering area, so there are more Kurds than Syrians and Iraqis, ouch! Kurdistan was already planned with the Sèvres treaty, only Atatürk shenanigans prevented it. All maps of countries in areas were traced with a rule on regional map by Sykes and Pico while having a dinner highly soaked with French wine, without taking care of ethnicites, it was just supposed to avoid power vacuum after the fall of the Ottomans, never to become permanent while the Sevres treaty was later prepared for this purpose. Kurdistan is not in s.o.’s… Read more »

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Yes, Rojava is in Syria. Are you seriously trying to suggest that millions of people simply don’t exist, so that you can maintain your internal delusions? What a sick mind you’ve got. Moron.

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Rojava???? Whats that?

US satellite.

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Pete why don’t you go over there to defend it?

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I suppose you think only Kurds live there do you. Take a look at the ethnic demography maps if you’re in any doubt. About the only places that aren’t ethnically or religiously mixed in Syria are the Druze enclaves. “The clashes are reportedly taking place in the area between the city of Azaz and Afrin region in northwest Aleppo” that’s what the article says and this area is more Arab than Kurdish, so what on earth are you talking about. Here’s what the wiki says. Azaz had a population of 31,623 in the 2004 census.[1] As of 2015, its inhabitants… Read more »

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According to the ‘free & democratic Turkish media’, looting has never occured where they have assisted their proxy armies in North-Western Syria. Where is the wolf in sheeps clothing erDOGan to comdemn this ?