BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – A rebel commander and several of his fighters were killed during an attack by the Turkish military and their allies in northern Syria this past weekend, opposition activists reported on social media.
According to the reports, the commander of the Furqa Al-Safawah rebel group, Mahmoud ‘Azazi, was killed during a fierce battle with the Turkish military and their allies near the city of Afrin over the weekend.
Azazi, as known by his nom de guerre “Abu Nawarah”, was the main commander of Furqa al-Safawah; he had previously fought against the Syrian government forces and Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).
The Turkish military and their allies launched a new assault on Sunday that targeted several rebel groups that were accused of looting and kidnapping in the Afrin region.

Turkish army tanks and military vehicles have entered the battlefield and the Turkish artillery units are pounding the positions of the rebels in Afrin.

At least 25 militant have been killed and tens more have been wounded in the infighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 194
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    194
    Shares
ALSO READ  Mass grave containing bodies of Syrian soldiers uncovered in Daraa

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Member
Famed Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

Accused of looting and kidnapping?

The Turks never bothered their Jihadi ghazi mercenaries for that. More likely they did not want to go to the newly scheduled East Euphrates offensive against the Kurds.

Member
Master
Upvoted
Commenter
Chauhan Chauhan

may be they wanted to reconcile with SAA that’s why Turks targeted them