المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Third anniversary of military operation “Olive Branch” | Mass demonstrations in NE Syria protesting Turkish presence in the region

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored mass demonstrations in the north-eastern region of Syria, in the areas of influence of the “self-administration”, condemning the Turkish presence on Syrian territory and its control over large areas, on the third anniversary of the Turkish military operation in Afrin, which started on these days in 2018 under the name of “Olive Branch” operation, and led to the control of Afrin in March of the same year, after the majority of its residents were forced to leave their area.

Today’s demonstrations, in which tens of thousands of people took to the streets, included Manbij, Aleppo countryside, Darbasiya, Al-Malikiya (Derek), Amuda, Hasaka city, Qamishli, Ma’abada and other areas in its countryside, as well as areas in Raqqa. The demonstrators condemned the international silence about violations committed by Turkish forces and their proxy factions, demanding their expulsion from Syria and the return of the displaced people to their homes.

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