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Two SNA fighters killed in Third Legion infighting

Two Turkish-backed fighters were killed and 17 more wounded, including civilians in violent clashes between the Third Legion groups in the northern countryside of Raqqa province, northeastern Syria, informed sources told Zaman al-Wasl.


The clashes erupted between al-Shamiya Front and Abu Amer al-Amni's group, two key factions of the Syrian Ntional Army in the city of Tal Abyad in the northern countryside of Raqqa province.


The Al-Shamiya Front , key unit  in the Third Legion (Al-Faylaq al-Thaleth) said in a statement on Sunday that "a group affiliated with the "Abu Amer al-Amni" attacked civilians, including women, in the market of the city of Tal Abyad in the northern countryside of Raqqa on Sunday evening." 


  The group added that it had intervened directly to arrest “the offending group and hand over assets to the military police in order to preserve the security and safety of civilians."
 
The leadership of the Shamiya Front also seeks to address the current problem and warns against the expansion of the circle of clashes to other areas, following the outbreak of violent clashes between factions of the Third Legion, on the road linking  Azaz and Afrin within what is known as the “Olive Branch” area in the north of Aleppo Governorate. Especially since the fighting between the factions of the Third Legion has increased in frequency over the past months, after the fighting that took place in mid-October last year between the factions of the Third Legion and Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the Aleppo countryside.

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