Afrin | Clashes erupt between displaced people from eastern Ghouta and Turkish-backed military police, leaving many injured
Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources have confirmed that clashes with machineguns erupted in Al-Ashrafiyyah neighbourhood in Afrin city centre between the Turkish-backed military police and displaced gunmen from eastern Ghouta. The clashes left many people on both sides and caused material damage to civilian properties.
On October 12, reliable sources informed SOHR that members of a checkpoint of the Turkish-backed “Military Police” in the Turkish-controlled city of Afrin arrested a doctor, the director of a hospital and a person escorting them, while they were crossing the checkpoint.
According to SOHR sources, a verbal argument started between the doctor and the director on one hand, and members of the military police stationed at a checkpoint near the entrance of Afrin city on the other. The argument evolved in which the checkpoint’s members forced the doctor, the hospital’s director and the third person who was escorting them step out of the car and beat them brutally before the area’s residents.
Moreover, the Turkish-backed members shot the three persons at legs, before taking them to unknown destination. It is worth noting that the doctor and the hospital’s director have been displaced from eastern Ghouta.