About 40 members of the “Olive Branch” Factions were killed and injured in a mine explosion on the first day of their control of Afrin with the Turkish forces, and the looting operations continue in the city
Aleppo Province, The Syrian Observatory for human rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of looting and theft by members of the Turkish-led “Olive Branch” Operation Forces for the property of citizens, of shops, houses and cars in addition to the contents of the political and military headquarters, and the Syrian Observatory learned that clashes took place between groups that carried out the loots against other groups who rejected the loot, but no information until the moment about casualties, while 13 fighters at least were killed and more than 25 were wounded of the Syrian Forces loyal to the Turkish Forces; as a result of mines explosions inside Afrin city during their sweep operations, after fully controlling it on Sunday the 18th of March 2018, the Syrian Observatory also documented the death of 6 members of the factions, they were killed today after being targeted by a guided missile in Almadara village in Rajo Township, where it rose to 515 including 78 soldiers of the Turkish forces, the number of the members and fighters of the Turkish forces and the factions who were killed in the clashes against the Kurdish Units and mine explosions in Afrin area, since the start of “Olive Branch” Operation on the 20th of February 2018 until now.
The Syrian Observatory published this morning that that 1500 fighters at least of the YPG and the Self-Defense forces, were killed in the same period, while 91 members at least of regime forces’ NDF were killed in the Turkish shelling since they started to enter on the 20th of February 2018, and the SOHR also documented 289 including 43 children and 28 citizens, the number of civilians of the al-Kurds, Arabs and Armenians, who were killed in the Turkish aerial, artillery and missile shelling, and in executions against several citizens in Afrin area since the 20th of January 2018, also the shelling injured hundreds of citizens with varying severity.
The Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from a number of reliable sources that the members of the forces of the “Olive Branch” Operation led by Turkey, and after they imposed their full control over Afrin city today, the 18th of March 2018, started to loot the property of citizens and the contents of the political and military headquarters and to loot machineries, vehicles and shops in the city, which used to be controlled by the Kurdish forces before they withdrew from it, after the military operation started on the 20th of January 2018, in a grand military operation launched by the Turkish forces, through which they managed to impose their control over the entire area of Afrin with its townships and its villages reaching to Afrin city today.
Reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that a large number of villages subjected to robberies by the forces of the “Olive Branch” Operation led by the Turkish forces, where the machineries and agricultural tools have been seized and the houses have been robbed, and sources confirmed to the SOHR that some citizens found that their houses are empty and their agricultural machineries and tools have been seized.