Military escalation in Aleppo | Clashes erupt in Manbij, while regime forces and Turkish force trade fire in northern countryside

Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources reported violent clashes with machineguns, accompanied by artillery fire, between “Manbij Military Council Forces” and Turkish-backed factions on the frontlines of Awn Al-Dadat and Arab Hassan villages in the northern countryside of Manbij.

On the other hand, Turkish forces stationed in Kaljebrin base fired several artillery shells on positions in Kurdish-controlled areas, including the outskirts of Tel Rifaat town, Al-Baylouniyah, Al-Wahshiyah and Ain Daqnah in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Meanwhile, regime forces stationed in Kurdish-controlled areas shelled positions of Turkish-backed factions in the northern countryside of Aleppo. No casualties have been reported.

SOHR sources have just reported hearing loud explosions nearby Jarabulus city this evening caused by rocket attacks of unknown origin on Al-Hamaran oil market near Jarabulus in the north-east of Aleppo. The explosions resulted in the injury of several civilians and workers, while fires caught several oil trucks.

This attack came a week after a similar attack which resulted in the outbreak of the largest fires in the area, which burned down over 180 oil trucks.

On March 7, SOHR activists documented the death of a civilian due to rocket attacks by regime forces on the western outskirts of Al-Bab city in areas under the control of Turkish-backed factions in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

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