Beheaded body found in Afrin • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Beheaded body found in Afrin

Syrian Observatory activists say a man was found dead with head separated from the body in the Turkish-controlled city of Afrin, north-west of Aleppo.

The body was found shackled and dumped near a trash can in Al-Zaydiyah neighborhood in Afrin city. Identity of the man has yet to be known whether being a fighter of the Turkish-backed factions or a civilian.

Yesterday, SOHR sources documented the killing of a rebel of the “51st Brigade” as well as the injury of five others due to armed fight between the Turkish-backed factions of “al-Jabha al-Shamiyyah” and “51st Brigade” in Afrin city. The city is controlled by Turkish forces and factions operating under the banner of “Olive Branch” operation room.

Reliable SOHR sources confirmed earlier this afternoon that clashes with light and medium weapons erupted in Afrin city center, north-west of Aleppo, between a group of “al-Jabha al-Shamiyyah” and gunmen of the “51st Brigade”.

According to SOHR sources, the clashes intensified and evolved to the use of heavy weapons like RPG and anti-tank shells, triggering panic among the city’s people.