التقرير الاسبوعي ـ عفرين تحت الاحتلال ـ 130
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Afrin under occupation (130):
Crime in “Gamrug” village, arbitrary arrests, cutting trees and eliminating forests, fighting between militias in Afrin.
The continuation and spread of the state of chaos prevailing in the areas of Turkish influence and occupation – northern Syria in light of corruption and the multiplicity of militia formations of the Syrian Brotherhood Alliance, not to mention the Turkish government’s evasion of the responsibility to ensure security and public order, but rather its desire to continue fighting between the various militias, all in order to control them as mercenaries, and perpetuating the Syrian crisis, and to push the people of Afrin to more immigration.
With the continuation of these violations and crimes, we mention:
= The village of Gamrug – Mabta / Maabatli district, in which / 204 / families of the original inhabitants remained, most of them elderly, and / 36 / families were unable to return to it due to the forced displacement, and about / 56 / families of the recruits were resettled there; During the military incursion, / 5 / houses were partially destroyed, and / 17 / tractors, car, and number of motorcycles were stolen, as well as the contents of most of the houses, including furniture, tools, supplies, olive oil, electrical power supplies, copper utensils and others, by the militia of the Northern Hawks Brigade – Its leader, Hasan Khairiah, who is in control of the village, who made the house of the citizen “Dler Bayaa – a doctor who teaches in the College of Electrical Engineering in Aleppo” from the Arab component as a prison and a headquarters for it, and which imposed high fees on the owners of two presses in return for not stealing their machines, It imposes a 15% royalty on the oil product every season, and it has taken over about / 13 / thousand olive trees imposing its service on the people of the village, as this year it has collected more than 10 million Syrian pounds from them, for the service and expenses of those Seized trees.
And they often prune them -sometimes unfairly cutting them to get the largest amount of firewood – by hiring villagers for low wages.
Most of the willow trees were also cut down along Afrin River and Gamrog Falls.
For months, these militias, under the supervision of Turkish intelligence and heavy machinery, bulldozed and dug the hill of “Gamrogj-Bireh”, located between the villages of “Gamrug and Shurba” and “Bireh Qojekeh” – south of the old village, and they stole its buried treasures.
About three months ago, the cables and transformers for the public electricity network and the transformer for the al-Mukhtar Olive press were stolen, as well as the land phone cables, batteries, and the supplies of the optical access unit feeding the village.
This and the villagers were subjected to various harassment and violations as dozens of their sons were arrested under false pretenses for different periods of time, while they were fined sums of money.
= On 1/31/2021 AD, the Military Police arrested the citizens (Aras Yusef son of Muhammad Khalil, Shiar Sido son of Kulkal, Ahmed Sido son of Abdul Rahman, Yusef Battal son of Muhammad) from the village of Semalka – Mabata/Maabatli, and they were released in Afrin on 2/4/2021, after fine each one of them with / 1000 / Turkish liras.
= On 2/10/2021 AD, the “Samarkand Brigade” militia kidnapped the young “Mahmoud Mahmoud son of Muhammad” from the town of Kafar Safreh, whose fate remains unknown.
= On 2/11/2021 AD, the Military Police arrested the young citizen, Zaki Ali Sabri Khajouna, from the village of Meskeh – Rajo sub-district, while he was working in a sewing workshop in Afrin, as well as the young man, Nidal Ali Hussein Golin from the same village, on charges of the relationship with the previous Autonomous Administration.
= On 2/8/2021 AD, the detainee citizen “Mustafa Baabu son of Abdul Rahman” from Araba village – Mabata/Maabatli, who had been forcibly hidden since April 2018, was released.
= The “Ahrar Al-Sharqiya” militia recently in the city of Jenderes -which they seized from the militia of “Nour al-Din Zangi” at the beginning of this year- asked the owners of shops and homes to show ownership documents and imposed exorbitant new annual royalties on them.
= In some villages in the Bulbul sub-district, militias allow those who have a mandate from an absentee citizen to manage and maintain their property in exchange for: half of the wood extracted from the pruning operations, half of the season’s production, and bearing all costs as fees.
= Near the junction of the village of “Beleh” – Bulbul, the settlers who live in about / 40 / tents, graze their sheep among the agricultural properties of the indigenous people of the village without conscience or prevention from the local authorities.
= Since a few days, the “Sultan Murad Division” militia cut down about / 80 / olive trees belonging to the citizen “Muhammad Muhammad Muslim” from the people of Matina village – Sharra district and collected the largest amount of firewood to sell it.
= We have received new pictures of Jabal Jafar – east of the village of Gordo – Jenderes, showing the cutting and uprooting of trees, bulldozing, and digging of the soil with heavy machinery to search for, and steal antiquities, likewise in “Araba” valley between the villages of “Miskeh Fawqani and Khalta” – Jenderes, it was found that all forest trees were cut down in it, under the supervision of Turkish intelligence.
= Deforestation of the entire coniferous forest to the west of the village of “Qileh” – Jenderes – Which the people were benefiting from the fruits before the occupation — by “Ahrar Al-Sharqiya” militia.
= The “Muhammad Al-Fateh Brigade” militia builds a military headquarters for itself (the Special Forces) in the site of Al-Doroumiya – north of the village of Araba – Mabata / Al-Mabtali District, which it previously destroyed, and excavated its archaeological hill.
= On 2/11/2021 AD, the “Legion of Glory” militia and its leader, “Abu Walid”, cut of all trees of vineyard including the columns, and the canals of Larache belonging to the expatriate citizen “Rashid Bilal Alo” from the village of “Chobana” – Rajo district.
= Considering the prevailing chaos, violent clashes broke out between the militia of the Levant Front, and the “Army of Islam” on Saturday 13/2/2021 AD between the roundabouts of Kawah and al-Qabban In Afrin, and it spread to the industrial area and the neighboring village of “Turendeh”, killing and wounding several its members, and disruption of the main transformer for the city’s electricity network, which led to a blackout of electricity.
The situation in the city remains tense and the main streets are closed.
What happened today in Afrin, in terms of fighting between militias, is an example of corruption and terrorism represented by these mercenaries associated with Turkey, as their agendas do not include national and humanitarian issues, but on the contrary they have conflict and competition for looting, theft and other forms of crime.
– Bireh Qojekeh hill – south of the village of Gamrog.
– Flocks of sheep are grazing between agricultural properties – the village “Beleh” Junction – Bulbul.
– Cutting olive trees in the village of “Matina” – Sharra.
– “Jafar” mountain – east of the village of Gordo – Jenderes. Trees were uprooted and soil leveled.
– “Araba” valley- between the villages of “Miskeh Fawqani and Khalta” – Jenderes.
The Kurdish Democratic Unity Party in Syria (Yekiti)
Translated by Europe’s Organization of Democratic Unity Kurdish Party in Syria (Yekîti)