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Turkish-backed forces fight each other in northern Syria

Two Turkish-backed factions clashed in northern Syria on Thursday, resulting in a short period of upheaval in the militant-held areas.

According to reports, the militant group, Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah, attacked a rival Turkish-backed faction in the northern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate.

No information was released regarding casualties between the Turkish-backed factions.

The Turkish-backed factions that took part in operation “Peace Spring” have clashed on several occasions in the past few months, prompting Turkey to step in to halt the hostilities.

Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah has been a major thorn in the side of the Turkish forces, as they have attacked several forces from the so-called “Syrian National Army” (SNA) in the Afrin region and a number of other areas in Syria.

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