Arab News on November 24, clashes between Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and Kurdish forces broke out in northern Syria, killing at least 11 militants.
Since Turkey invaded parts of northern Syria last October, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Army and the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army have clashed from time to time.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Monday night’s clash began when Turkish-backed armed groups attacked Syrian Democratic Army positions. The fighting resulted in 11 deaths and an unknown number of Syrian Democratic Army casualties.
A spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Army also confirmed the conflict, saying that the organization resisted Turkish-backed armed attacks, but he did not disclose how many Syrian Democratic Army members died.
Turkey believes that Kurdish militants in Syria are associated with the PKK, which has been fighting with Turkey for decades and has been listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Army has played an important role in the fight against the Islamic State and currently detains thousands of Islamic State elements.