Theft | Turkish-backed factions steal power grid cables in “Peace Spring” areas and melt them to sale in Turkey
Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that Turkish-backed factions have stolen power grid cables in the “Peace Spring” areas, to be recycled and melted into aluminium and copper alloys, and to sell them in Turkey.
According to Syrian Observatory sources, on August 11, a group of Ahrar al-Sharqiya prevented al-Sultan Murad from entering trucks loaded with alloys into Turkey, due to a dispute between these factions over the stolen goods.
On August 11, SOHR sources said that villages in the “Peace Spring” areas in al-Hasakeh countryside have witnessed infighting between Turkish-backed factions, following a dispute over sharing stolen property from civilian homes in the areas of Ras al-Ain and Tal Tamer.
According to Observatory sources, the villages of Shalah and Diyabiya Rihania have witnessed clashes between the members of Sultan Murad and Ahrar al-Sharqiya, during the last 24 hours, as Sultan Murad sold the Ahrar al-Sharqiya’s share of the stolen goods.
Turkish-backed factions had opened workshops for recycling plastics and manufacturing agricultural pipes, as the materials for these industries are available. Large quantities of irrigation pipes were stolen from agricultural projects in Ras al-Ain countryside (Sari Kanier), Tal Tamer and Abu Racine.