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Afrin | Shepherd severely beats elderly Kurdish woman in Maabatli district

Aleppo province: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activists have reported that a shepherd from Idlib region had beaten an elderly Kurdish woman with a stick in the village of Satya in Maabatli district, in the areas controlled by Turkish forces and their proxy factions in the north-west of Aleppo.
According to SOHR sources, the shepherd brought his sheep to the olive field owned by the old woman, who asked him, in turn, to get them out of her land, while the shepherd replied by saying: “This land belongs to Erdogan not the Kurds, and we are free to act as we want,” after insulting her.
After the incident, several residents headed to file a complaint against the shepherd at the military police office which took no action. Meanwhile, the shepherd is still grazing his sheep in the farmers’ fields.

 A day earlier, SOHR activists reported that a military group from the Northern Democratic Brigade seized three houses and a shop in the village of Afraziyeh, in Maabatli district, which belonged to people from the village who were displaced about a week ago due to Operation Olive Branch. According to SOHR sources from the region, the three houses and shops were inhabited and owned by the relatives of the displaced, before they were expelled from them by the faction affiliated to the Turkish-backed National Army.

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