Week of violations in Afrin | Turkish-backed factions Loot and uproot olive trees and impose levies on population • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Week of violations in Afrin | Turkish-backed factions Loot and uproot olive trees and impose levies on population

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have documented growing operations of looting civilians’ properties, olives crops and oil, in addition to imposing levies on populations in less than a week.

On the other hand, SOHR sources have reported that al-Hamza Division looted and harvested 230 olive trees belonging to a civilian from Sateya village in Ma’abatly district in Afrin city, where al-Hamza members pointed their guns at the land owner’s head when he tried to defend his olive trees and threatened to kill him if he issues a complaint against them.

On October 25, Al-Sham legion imposed levies of 150 oil barrels on residents of Dikeh village in Rajo district, according to the amount of olive trees owned by each farmer.

Meanwhile, in Afrin’s Shiran district, al-Sultan Murad faction looted and harvested 150 Olive trees belonging to a displaced civilian from “Kafr Roum” village in Shiran district, despite his brother having an authorization issued by the Local Council. Moreover, the faction members uprooted four olive trees to use just for heating.

Amid these violations practiced by Turkish factions including looting, stealing and imposing levies on Afrin residents, a member of the Military Police in Rajo has imposed financial levies of 200 U.S. dollars on oil traders in the district, under the pretext of renewing and buying new furniture to the Military Police office manager known initially as “J.K.”.

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