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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Theft | Regime forces loot villages in rural Ain Issa and impose levies on people returning to their homes

SOHR activists say that regime forces are stealing property in several villages in Ain Issa countryside and preventing civilians from reaching their homes.

Regime forces stole the property of civilians in the villages of Boga Haymar, Boga Thania and Faria’an, and shot at residents who tried to return to their villages, and refused to let them enter their homes unless they pay 50,000 Syrian pounds.

On June 14, SOHR activists reported that a group of regime forces were severely beaten and humiliated by residents last night after being arrested on a cattle farm in Ain Issa countryside.

According to Observatory sources, residents arrested five regime soldiers while trying to steal cattle in the village of Al-Fattsa, south of Ain Issa.

The residents handed over the five soldiers to the SDF, which in turn handed them over to regime forces there.

On May 31, regime forces looted the property of citizens in several villages in rural Al-Hasakah and Al-Raqqah. A column at al-Hora crossing south of al-Tabqa, which included several buses and soldiers carrying gas cylinders, food and animals, tried to get out of the areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). All the stolen goods were looted from civilians’ homes in northern countryside of Al-Raqqa and the northern countryside of Al-Hasakeh.

Meanwhile, the Internal Security Forces in Al-Tabqa were able to confiscate the stolen goods before they head to regime-controlled areas, and set up checkpoints on the roads there.

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