The militants from the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and their allies from “Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham” and Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen” attacked a military contingent from the predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Forces” (YPG) at the Sheikh Maqsoud District in the provincial capital of Aleppo, resulting in sporadic clashes that were fought throughout the day on Thursday.
Jabhat Al-Nusra and their allies threatened the YPG via a statement released on Wednesday that highlighted their discontent with the Kurdish resistance forces; this hostile message was not received well by the YPG forces entrenched in the Sheikh Maqsoud District, as they quickly mobilized their soldiers to combat the looming threat posed by the Al-Qaeda linked militias that utilize this area to resupply their militants in the provincial capital.
According to YPG social media activists, one soldier from their military contingent at the Shiekh Maqsoud District was reportedly killed during a brief firefight with Jabhat Al-Nusra on Thursday morning; the YPG soldier was identified by local social media activists as Sehid Nimreen.
To counter Jabhat Al-Nusra’s aggression against their forces, the YPG launched a counter-assault that resulted in the death of over ten enemy combatants before the fighting subsided in the late afternoon; moments later, the Al-Qaeda militants and their allies issued a peace treaty to the YPG.
Despite this peace offering from Jabhat Al-Nusra and their allies, firefights are still ongoing at Sheikh Maqsoud, as the latter has not honored their own ceasefire.