A new violation … a pro-Turkish faction threatens to empty a village in Afrin


Source: Dubai- Arabia.net

The pro-Turkish Al-Hamzat Brigade gave civilians in the village of “Brad” of the Shirawa district in the countryside of Afrin, northwest of Aleppo, 24 hours to evacuate the village and completely empty it without knowing the reasons for the decision, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, on Saturday.

The population presence in the village of “Brad” is limited to dozens of families who refused Displacement, As most of the residents were displaced from the village following the control of Operation Olive Branch factions in Afrin and its countryside.

And armed Syrian factions supported by Ankara and Turkish intelligence carried out, on Friday, Raids campaign in Afrin, In the northwestern countryside of Aleppo.

12 Kurdish citizens were arrested

It also arrested 12 Kurdish citizens from the city of Afrin and its countryside, including a woman and a member of the “Afrin Local Council”, and took them to an unknown destination until now, without giving any reasons for the arrest.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, on the 18th of this month, gunmen belonging to the pro-Turkish faction of Suleiman Shah kidnapped 5 citizens of the village of “Kakhera”, which is affiliated with the “Moatbali” district in the Afrin countryside, northwest of Aleppo.

The platoon gunmen with two of the kidnappers also demanded to pay a financial ransom of $ 15,000 in exchange for their release, threatening to kill the two men if the ransom was not paid in the specified period.

Elements of the pro-Ankara Hamzat faction
Elements of the pro-Ankara Hamzat faction

In the context of the campaigns of displacement, arrests, and humiliation of the remaining people of Afrin region and the theft of their property, the factions loyal to Ankara continued to force the residents of some areas and villages to leave, either directly or through multiple violations, not the last of which is logging, especially in the area of ​​Bulbul, Sheikh Hadid, Mabtali, Raju and Jenderes.

In addition, some residents carried out a protest in the Bulbul district in front of one of the military headquarters there, demanding that the elements who cut down the trees be held accountable and continue to violate them.


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