The sources said that the body of Omar al-Kadro, a commander of the 51st Brigade affiliated to the Free Army, was found in the town of Jandaris in Southwestern Afrin.
The sources went on to say that militants of the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield were kept on alert five days ago after al-Kadro was kidnapped by unknown assailants from the main base of the Euphrates Shield forces in the town of al-Bab in Northeastern Aleppo.
They further said that heavy infighting erupted between the 51th Brigade and Sultan Morad Firqa in Akhtarin region after the attackers kidnapped al-Kadro.
Infighting and assassination of militant groups’ commanders in Northwestern Syria has started a fresh wave panic covering the terrorist front.
On Sunday, gunmen of two groups, both affiliated to the Turkish troops, exchanged heavy fire in Tadif region near al-Bab in Northeastern Aleppo, leaving a number of casualties on both warring sides.
In the meantime, the Turkish soldiers and allied militants attacked the village of Karzilah in Shirava region in Afrin, looting villagers’ assets and transferring them to an unknown destination.
Also, a militant was killed after the Ankara-backed militants fought with the members of a family in al-Ashrafiyeh district in the town of Afrin.