Infighting between pro-Turkey groups kills 25 militants in Syria

Infighting between pro-Turkey groups kills 25 militants in Syria

At least 25 militants have been killed in an infighting between pro-Turkey groups over influence in Syria’s northern town of Afrin, a pro-opposition monitoring group says.

The Turkish army and the so-called Free Syrian Army units which are backed by Ankara established full control over Afrin in March after more than two months of battles with U.S.-backed militants.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said yesterday that clashes between the majority of the pro-Ankara militants and a group of about 200 fighters in several districts had left 25 dead, PressTV reported.

According to the Britain-based group, the 200 militants were accused of "disobeying" Turkish troops and "committing abuses." The fighting comes amid a curfew imposed by Turkish forces stationed in Afrin on civilians since Saturday evening, according to the observatory.

Turkey-led forces reportedly went on a rampage in Afrin, pillaging shops and homes after capturing the city.

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