التقرير الاسبوعي ـ عفرين تحت الاحتلال 144
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Afrin under occupation (144):
The villages of “Anqaleh, Sanureh and Ashkan Gharbi” under violations and crimes, livestock looting, new royalties, clashes and bombing
The holy month of Ramadan was not a deterrent to Turkey’s mercenaries associated with the Syrian-Brotherhood coalition in reducing the violations and crimes committed against Afrin region and its people, rather they practiced it with the same continuous pace following the fatwas of their sheikhs. Among them:
= „Anqaleh and Sanureh” villages:
They are adjacent and belong to the district of Shiyeh / Sheikh Al-Hadid, and they are 40 km from Afrin to the west.
They consisted of about 500 houses, and there were about two thousand indigenous Kurds in them, only 750 people remained of them after the occupation, and about 1150 Settlers were resettled in them.
During the incursion / 7 / homes in the two villages were completely destroyed and / 4 / partially destroyed.
The “Waqas Brigade” militia, which controls the two villages, seized the house of the citizen “Abdin Bakr” in “Anqaleh” and the house of “Manan Sheikho” in “Sanureh” who were forcibly displaced – and took them as its military headquarters, and also converted the municipality’s buildings and the clinic into housing for recruits, and it has also a camp called “Al-Qadisiyah” in Mount Bayraktar overlooking the neighboring village of Al-Marwaniyeh.
These militias have stolen from the two villages: all the contents of the houses, including supplies, tools, electrical equipment, copper utensils, furniture, etc. Cables and transformers of the public electricity network; Landline network cables; Internet cables and equipment belonging to the citizen “Haji Muhammad Husayn Agha”; Special electric generating set (amperes) number / 2 /; General drinking water pumping set; Most home water meters; / 15 / special irrigation water pumping group; / 13 / agricultural tractors and / 8 / cars; The entire machinery of an olive press belonging to the citizen “Hajj Muhammad Hussein Agha”; Fully automated bakery machines belonging to the citizen “Khaled Rasho from Shih / Sheikh Al-Hadid Center.”
It also seized the properties of immigrants or forcibly displaced persons: a poultry-raising facility belonging to the citizen, “Shukri Mustafa Abdo”; About / 20 / thousand olive trees in “Anqaleh” belonging to (Shukri, Nihad, Khalil, Muhammad Ali Sheikh Zaro, the late Mustafa and Muhammad Sheikh Zaroo, Muhammad Rasho, Farid Muhammad Mustafa, Bakr Muhammad Bakr); About / 30 / thousand olive trees in “Senureh” belonging (Muhammad Hussein Mustafa Agha, Manan Sheikho, Ali Sabri, Izzat and Khaled Osman Nabi), two thousand trees for the citizen Bashir Mustafa Khoja despite his wife’s presence in the village and he paid a monetary royalty of / 20 / thousand dollars ).
Fees are imposed on the citizens of the two villages: 15% of the olive seasonal production and other random quantities of the oil rations available in the presses, and two months ago the collection of / 700 / oil tins from the people of the village of “Anqaleh” and / 400 / oil tins from the people of the village of “Sanureh”; And / $ 1 / for every tin of olive oil taken from the two villages, and / 50 / Turkish liras every six months for each head of cattle, which is about / 750 / heads that is a total of / 37500 / Turkish liras every six months; / 1.5 / Turkish liras for each box or bag of seasonal vegetables, fruits and grape leaves, and exorbitant royalties paid by the owners of three olive presses upon their return to their homes in exchange for not stealing their machines.
During March 2018 invasion, the militias, under the supervision of Turkish intelligence, exhumed and destroyed the Islamic shrine of Ali Dadda and opened a hole with a diameter of 30 meters and a depth of 5 meters in the middle of the common historical cemetery between the two villages in search of antiquities and stealing them so about 300 shrines were removed from existence – including the tomb of Sheikh Muhammad Ali Agha, which dates back more than 150 years – and the remains of some of the dead appeared on the ground under the pretext of establishing a military base that was later canceled.
In summer of 2019 AD, it bulldozed and excavated the archaeological Tel Jarnaz, west of the two villages, and stole a large bull statue and buried treasures from it, as well as dug between olive fields west and south of Anqaleh.
The citizens of the two villages live as if they are in military barracks, so the Waqas militia does not allow them to leave and enter except under official duties (daily, weekly or monthly) and for the vehicles (three months) authorized by their security office, claiming to preserve the lives of civilians, they have been subjected to various harassment and types of violations and crimes, including cases of kidnapping and arbitrary arrests of dozens, accompanied by torture, extortion, and the imposition of ransoms; Restricting the purchase of drinking water from the well operated by “Waqas Brigade” militia wilh all its machinery, at a price of 15,000 Syrian pounds per tanker (3300 liters), without allowing it to be obtained from any other source, forbidding the transfer of firewood outside the village and limiting sale and purchase to its representatives.
/ 120 / olive trees belonging to citizen “Ali Sabri” from “Sanureh” were cut off from the stump.
Farmers are forced to use mobile irrigation pumping groups to avoid stealing it, and some of them involve armed men in forced agricultural projects, hoping to protect their assets.
The elderly citizen “Aref Aziz Alo” was martyred in the village of Sanureh, under the rubble of his house, which was destroyed by shelling on January 29, 2018 – the ninth day of the aggression.
In addition to poor education in the two villages, the former preparatory school shared between the two villages has been canceled.
It is noteworthy that the security official of the “Waqqas Brigade” called “Husam Hayani Abu Rashid” resides in one of the houses of the citizens of “Marwaniyeh” village, and that the so-called “Imad”, the brother of the “Commander of the Waqqas”, has a civilian character and is the one who coordinates all the looting and security follow-ups and other activities, violations and crimes.
= The village of “Ashkan Gharbi”:
It is 7 km away from the center of Jenderes district, and it is affiliated with it administratively, consisting of about / 300 / houses, and there were about / 1500 / indigenous inhabitants, and only / 450 / people remained due to forced displacement, and about / 300 / people of the recruits were resettled in it and in some tents.
The “Waqqas Brigade” militia, led by “Ali Abu Imad”, has taken control of the village, and seized the house of the forcibly displaced citizen, “Muhammad Haydar al-Mulla” and took it as a military headquarters.
During the incursion, the contents of most of the homes were stolen, including supplies, copper and glass utensils, solar electric and other equipment, and all equipment and cables for the public electricity and landline networks, and the contents of two homes were completely burned, and / 3 / agricultural tractors belonging to citizens were also stolen (Bahri Najjar, Mustafa Osu, Shaheen Alloush) Two motorcycles; As well as / 50 / sheep belonging to “Adnan Mamo”.
It also seized about / 5 / thousand olive trees belonging to the forcibly displaced citizens, and as the remaining people in the village were subjected to extortion and various pressures, and about / 50 / of the villagers, some of whom were residing in Turkey, were arrested on charges of the relationship with the previous Autonomous Administration, and they were sentenced Various prison terms and fines.
A 15% royalty was imposed on the production of the olive seasons, and other royalties ranged from 300 to 2500 dollars on each family under different pretexts. And it cut about / 30% / of the woods of Mount Bayraktar, which overlooks the village, and prevented people from selling or buying firewood except through its representatives, according to the unfair prices it sets.
On 4/29/2021 AD, the “Special Forces – Sham Legion” militia severely beat the elderly citizen “Issa Hussein Faraj,” from the village of Mayuseh-Sherawa, which is under the control of the Syrian army, and he became bedridden, when he was grazing a herd of sheep in the west of the village near the outskirts of the village of “Kimar” – Sherawa, which is under the control of these militias, and the herd (107 heads) was taken from him.
Also, a week ago /14 / sheep was stolen from some of the citizens of Kimar (Aziz Ibo, Nidal Hassou Hussein, Subhi Hussein, Hamid Khalil Muhammad) after they had been kidnapped and tortured for two days under the pretext of grazing their livestock east of the village – the side facing the borders of the Syrian army control.
The leader of the “Sultan Suleiman Shah Division” militia, called “Muhammad al-Jasim Abu Amsha”, similar to previous years, imposes a royalty of 15% on the production of grape leaves season in the Shiyeh / Sheikh al-Hadid district center and villages under his control.
– On the night of 5/5/2021 AD, an armed group of the militia of the Mu’tasim Brigade stormed the house of Zuhair Maamou son of Ismail / 55 years old, which is located on the outskirts of the village of Kurzeleh – Bulbul district, and tied him with his wife and his elderly father and closed their mouths, and then stole their money, phone, motorbike, electric generator, and household items.
The next day, after the news was leaked to the media, these militias searched the phones of Zuhair’s relatives in an attempt to accuse them of spreading the incident.
= Mess and Chaos:
– On 5/4/2021 AD, clashes took place between two groups of militias of the “112 Brigade” in the village of “Demelya” – Rajo, during the distribution of potato aid, terrifying the people and wounding four members of varying degrees, one of them in a serious condition, as the “Military Police” imposed Checkpoints at the entrance to “Baadina and Demelya” in order to control the situation and not to renew clashes.
– On 5/5/2021 AD, a Santa Fe jeep was detonated with an explosive device in Mahmoudiya neighborhood in Afrin, the fourth of its kind in two and a half months ago, wounding a man and five children from one family, with varying wounds.
The bad conditions prevailing in Afrin are what exposes Turkey’s anti-Kurdish policies and their patriotic forces, and the facts we document about them are only part of the crimes committed, which reinforces the will of our people to defend themselves and their just historical cause.
Media Office – Afrin
The Kurdish Democratic Unity Party in Syria (Yekiti)
– The bombing of the village of “Sanureh” during the Turkish aggression on Afrin, the first quarter of 2018.
– The martyr “Aref Aziz Alo” in the village of “Sanureh”.
– The destroyed house of the expatriate “Muhammad Rashid” in the village of “Sanureh”.
– The tomb of the late Sheikh Muhammad Ali Agha in the cemetery of “Anqaleh / Sanureh” before the destruction.
– “Al-Qadisiyah Camp” – Al-Waqqas Brigade, between the Harsh of Bayraktar Mountain, overlooking the village of Marwaniyeh.
-The village of “Ashka Gharbi” and the woods overlooking it before the occupation.
– A car bombing in the Mahmoudiya neighborhood – Afrin, 5/5/2021.
Translated by Europe’s Organization of Democratic Unity Kurdish Party in Syria (Yekîti)