Turkish-backed factions continue looting civilian properties in Afrin canton • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish-backed factions continue looting civilian properties in Afrin canton

Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Turkish-backed factions continue clamping down on Afrin’s people through thefts and looting public and private properties in Afrin city and countryside, in order to force the civilians to leave their areas as a part of the systematic policy which the factions follow.

In this context, reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that “Samarqand Brigade”, which is in control of Haj Qasem village of Maabatli township, blackmails locals in the area through the village’s mukhtar who invite them to a meeting, then he ask them to pay sums of money in return for protecting their properties.

Meanwhile, armed group “Shuhadaa Al-Sfirah”, affiliated to the Turkish-backed faction “Sultan Murad”, issued a decision preventing the locals of Deir Suran village of Sharran township from plowing lands and olive fields belonging to their relatives who had been forced to displace from the village after Turkish-backed factions captured it.

In relevant context, the armed group of “Al-Amshat” operating under the banner of “Suleiman Shah” which controls Sheikh Hadid township in Afrin countryside, arrested a singer of sha’abi music from Qarmatlaq. The singer was released later after paying a sum of money.

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