People in the town of al-Bab took to the streets for the second day in a row and protested against the occupation of their region, calling for expulsion of occupiers.
Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh, affiliated to the Turkish army, opened heavy fire at the town by machineguns and RPG rocket-launchers that sparked fierce clashes between the civilians and Ankara-backed militants.
Also, field sources reported that the Turkish army sent a military convoy to al-Bab after Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh militant groups forwarded its gunmen from the town of al-Ra’ei to al-Vaki street in al-Bab.
The sources said that one of the commanders of Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh threatened to set fire at al-Bab if the town’s residents do not surrender.
At least 10 people were killed and 40 more were wounded in clashes between al-Bab residents and the Turkey-affiliated militants, the sources said, adding that Abu Leili Tabiyeh, a military commander of Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh, was among the dead.
In a similar development on Saturday, people in al-Bab in Northeastern Aleppo stopped working to stage a general strike in opposition to cruelty and oppression of the Turkey-backed militants in their town.
Al-Bab citizens went on a general strike after gunmen of Firqa al-Hamzah, affiliated to the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), stormed al-Hekmah and al-Salam hospitals in the town and arrested a medical staff.
In the meantime, field sources in Afrin, another town in Aleppo under the Ankara forces’ control, reported that Karim al-Makhlaf nom de guerre Abu Balal al-Dahlah, a commander of the FSA-affiliated Jeish al-Sharqiyah, was assassinated by unknown gunmen in the town of Jandaris South-West of Afrin region.
The sources further said that the Ankara-backed militants are still looting people’s assets and arresting them illegally in Afrin region, North-West of Aleppo province.