Renewed clashes erupted between Turkish-backed rebel factions on Monday in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, killing an unknown number of people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.
The clashes broke out between rebels of the al-Jabha al-Shamiyya and the al-Mu’tasim Division, which resulted in casualties among both parties’ ranks.
This is not the first time the two rebel factions clash. On June 27, the two groups fought in the center of Afrin over a military checkpoint near the Kawa roundabout in al-Ashrafieh area inside Afrin city.
According to SOHR, this clash killed at least one fighter and injured 10 others.
According to a report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released last week, the security situation in regions under Turkish-backed rebel control remains volatile, with internal fighting among Turkish-backed groups.