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North-west of Aleppo | “Rights Committee” of National Army factions says it has redressed 84 cases of injustices for Afrin residents

Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

The “Restoration of Rights’ Committee”, which includes factions of the Turkish-backed “National Army”, said that it has dealt wit 84 cases related to real estate and residential houses, seized by the factions earlier, and said that it restored the rights to claimants, by the Joint Committee in the city of Afrin, which started its work a short time ago.

The committee consists of Ankara-backed factions, including al-Jabha al-Shamiya, Jaish al-Islam, Sultan Murad, Jaish al-Sharqiya and Ahrar al-Sharqiya.

The right commission of the “Defence Ministry” in the “Interim Government” has issued a circular to the Turkish-backed factions controlling Aleppo countryside, preventing the factions from collecting levies imposed earlier on civilians’ fruit-bearing trees in Afrin. 

In its circular, the “Interim Government” has given the factions a time limit of ten days to recover the money they collected from the farmers in Afrin dubbed “trees protection levies”.

This is the first time for the “Interim Government” to recognize a violation practiced by the factions against the people of Afrin since they controlled the area.

A few days ago, the Turkish-backed factions imposed various levies on olive trees, up to five USD each, in several areas.

On October 22, reliable SOHR sources confirmed that the Turkish-backed factions continued looting olive crops belonging to residents in villages in rural Afrin in the north-western countryside of Aleppo.

In Maydan Ikbis, towns and villages in Ma’batli district and other areas in rural Afrin, the factions seized agricultural crops and imposed levies in return for allowing these areas’ residents to harvest their crops.

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