Widespread looting | regime forces and Turkish-backed factions loot public and civilian properties in Abu Rasin and Tal Tamr
Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that regime soldiers stationed in Abu Rasin and Tal Tamr towns in Al-Hasakah countryside looted what civilians left behind when they have been forced to leave their areas fleeing the ongoing Turkish shelling on the area. Engines used for extracting underground water and pumping equipment were stolen and sold at less than quarter of their real price.
Similarly, Turkish-backed factions continue looting private and public facilities, clamping down on residents in areas under the control of “Peace Spring” factions. According SOHR sources, Turkish-backed factions stole diesel engines used for extracting water from wells in Kunayher, Draku and Al-Said villages, a group of villages known as “Rashdat Hamra” and located in Tal Tamr countryside.
Tools and equipment were also looted from agricultural projects in the area, along with repressing civilians and accusing them of belonging to Kurdish parties.
On March 18, SOHR sources said that Turkish-backed factions looted public facilities and stations of pumping and extracting underground water in Um Ishbeh village in rural Al-Hasakeh. Turkish-backed factions dismantled diesel engines, water extraction pumps and submersible water pumps through cranes and transported them later to the warehouses in Ras al-Ain city “Sari Kani” where the stolen objects are kept.