Fierce clashes have erupted between Syrian Islamist groups and Kurdish fighters in Aleppo province, northern Syria.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights over a dozen extremists, mostly from al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front, have been killed in a fight with Syrian Kurdish forces.
The confrontation took place in the A’zaz district, and eight Kurdish fighters have also been reported dead.
Al-Nusra and allied groups first attacked the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and the violence spread out to the northern Syrian town of Afrin and surrounding villages, Kurdish journalist Arin Sheikh Mous told AFP.
He added that the clashes have been taking place since last Thursday.
BasNews has learned that People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters are playing a key role in the fight.