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Ankara-Backed Terrorists Clash again over Share of Stolen Assets in Northern Syria

The Ankara-backed militants engaged again in fierce clashes on Tuesday over their share of the assets looted from civilians’ houses and shops in Afrin which came under occupation by the Turkish troops almost four months ago.

Two militant groups, affiliated to the Turkish army, exchanged heavy fire in Saleh al-Ali School in al-Asharfiyeh neighborhood in the town of Afrin over their share of the civilians’ assets and properties they had previously plundered.

In the meantime, the Turkish army and allied militant placed their forces on alert after a hand-made bomb went of near Afarin Hospital in Afrin.

Local sources said that militant groups arrested a number of civilians in several villages, including Amara in Mobata region and Qara Kouleh in Afrin and called on their families to pay a hefty amount of money as their ransom.

Hawar news reported on Sunday that two bombs went off in the town of Afrin in Central Garage near Ashiyeh Petrol Station leaving a number of casualties among the Ankara-backed militants.

In the meantime, the Turkey-backed gunmen engaged in fierce clashes in the Central part of the town of Afrin and also in Jandaris region.

Local sources reported that the Turkish army placed its troops on alert in Afrin and closed off all roads to the town after the blasts.

Sources in the Turkey-controlled town of al-Bab also reported that the Ankara-backed militant front seems to feel deep concerns after their comrades sustained heavy casualty in Afrin.

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