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Syrian jihadist group HTS, armed groups agree to uneasy truce

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has seized several cities and towns in areas under the control of the Turkish-backed factions after days of clashes between rival factions.
Turkish troops are pictured in the area of Kafr Jannah on the outskirts of the Syrian town of Afrin on Oct. 18, 2022.

Areas controlled by the Syrian National Army (SNA) — which is affiliated with the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) — in the eastern and northern countrysides of Aleppo witnessed violent confrontations in recent days between factions belonging to the SNA.

Clashes erupted on Oct. 10 between the Third Legion on one hand and al-Hamza Division and the Suleiman Shah Brigade on the other — all of which are affiliated with the SNA — in several parts of both al-Bab and Kafr Jannah, which separates the city of Afrin from Azaz — which is under control of the Third Legion.

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