Turkish-backed factions arrest a civilian and drag him in front of his village's residents and clashes erupt with herders in rural Afrin • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish-backed factions arrest a civilian and drag him in front of his village’s residents and clashes erupt with herders in rural Afrin

The Syrian Observatory has monitored clashes with light weapons between members of “Ahrar al-Sharqiya” and herders in the village of Qasim in Raju district. The clashed erupted due to dues payments owed by factions’ members who refrained from paying.

On the other hand, “Ahrar al-Sharqiya” expelled a number of the village’s families and seized their herds of sheep.

Separately, members of “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiya” arrested a Kurdish civilian from his village of Mirkan in Ma’abatli district in northern rural Afrin. He was brutally beaten and tortured by the factions’ members, and then they tied him to a military vehicle dragging him in front of the residents inside the village, instilling fear and terror among people.

The faction’s gunmen claimed that the civilian had been previously working for the “Self-Administration” in Afrin, which his neighbors and villagers categorically denied.

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