المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Forced displacement | Turkish-backed factions demand residents of villages those near frontlines leave their homes 

SOHR sources say that Turkish-backed factions demanded the remaining families in the villages of Anik al-Hawa and Um Ushbeh in rural Al-Hasakeh, leave their homes and allowed them to take the contents of their homes after paying a levy of 50,000 Syrian pounds. Meanwhile several families were forced to leave their homes in Abu Racine countryside.

On the other hand, the village of Daoudiya Mala Salman was emptied as it became a Turkish military zone. A number of houses have been bulldozed in order to set up military gatherings.

Yesterday, reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory that regime soldiers stationed in Abu Rasin and Tal Tamr towns in Al-Hasakah countryside looted what civilians left behind after being 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.

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