Pro-Turkish militias compete for spoils of war

There are daily clashes among the militias of the Turkish occupation regime in the region around the northern Syrian cities of Girê Spî and Serêkaniyê. The area around Til Temir is particularly affected.

The so-called Syrian National Army (SNA) is an alliance of various jihadist militias and mercenary groups active in Syria, gathered together by the Turkish secret service MIT. There is great tension between the competing groups, which results in car bombings and skirmishes. The battles are mostly about economic issues, such as the distribution of booty and ransom.

Especially in the occupied northeast area of Til Temir, there are now heavy battles for loot almost daily. Jaish al-Islam and the Sultan Murad Brigade compete for their plunder in the villages of Qasimiyê and Rêhaniyê. Heavy weapons such as artillery are also used. The civilian population suffers most from this, whose houses are destroyed by the shells and whose lives are no longer safe.