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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing violations in Afrin | Turkish-backed military police arrest more civilians, while Jaysh al-Nukhbah steals pipes of artesian wells in Sharran

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that members of the Turkish-backed military police stationed at a checkpoint at the entrance of Afrin city arrested, on September 1, a young man from Buraymajah village of Ma’batli district for “dealing with the former Autonomous Administration”, where the young man was taken to unknown destination.

 

While on August 30, Liwaa al-Waqqas which controls Anqalah village in Sheikh Hadid district arrested two young men from the village for unknown reasons. The Turkish-backed faction asked the two young men’s family to pay a ransom in return for releasing them.

 

Similarly, the Turkish-backed military police arrested a young man from Afrazah village of Ma’batli district at a checkpoint in Azaz city on August 24, while he and his mother were returning from Aleppo city to Afrin city. The members of the checkpoint set the mother free and asked her to forget her son whose fate remained unknown.

 

On the other hand, the military police in Afrin city released a civilian from Afrin, after he paid a ransom of 4,000 USD after nearly two months of detention.

 

Separately, SOHR sources have reported that Jaysh al-Nukhbah controlling the villages of Sharran district stole steel pipes from six artesian wells in Omar Sammu village, which provided nearly 16 villages in Sharran district with water. Moreover, the members of the Turkish-backed faction stole underground water pipes delivering water to these villages after digging operations using heavy diggers and earth-moving machineries. It is worth noting that these pipes are collected and stored in the headquarters of Jaysh al-Nukhbah in Omar Sammu village with the aim to transport them later to Turkey. Over five trucks have transported a large number of these pipes to turkey so far, while other equipments also stolen from these wells have been taken to Azaz city where they are sold as scrap.

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