Fierce battles erupted early today in the northern Syrian city of Azaz as Ahrar al-Sham militants massively attacked positions held by the Levantine Front.
According to local source, fighters from Ahrar al-Sham, backed by Nour al-Din al-Zinki Movement and Al-Safwa Battalions, stormed a checkpoint for the Levantine Front inside the city, after shelling it with heavy artillery, imposing full control of the area.
The attack left scores dead and wounded, according to the same source.
While the checkpoint was jointly run by both groups according to a previous agreement, a recent verdict issued by the city’s Sharia court ruled that the checkpoint must be exclusively supervised by the Levantine Front.
As soon as the battles broke out, Turkish authorities immediately closed Bab al-Salmah border crossing until further notice.
At least 3 were killed, dozens others injured yesterday as a car exploded near a bus station in Azaz.