التقرير الاسبوعي ـ عفرين تحت الاحتلال ـ 155 مترجم إلى اللغة الانكليزية

Afrin under occupation (155):

The occupied villages of “Miskeh – Fawqani and Tahtani”, the private prison of „Iska for “Sham Legion”, chaos and sporadic violations

Suleiman Soylu, Turkey’s Interior Minister, chose the first day of Eid al-Adha – “because of its symbolism” – to go to the regions of Afrin and Azaz – northern Syria, accompanied by other officials and the governors of Hatay and Kilis, illegally and contrary to international law, where he visited security departments and buildings with special considerations, raising the Turkish flag and pictures of Ataturk and Erdogan, such as the old government palace building in Afrin, and he took pictures of it including Turkish symbols, with a neo-Ottoman expansionist tendency; In a new affirmation of the occupation and responsibility for the two areas and the violation of Syrian sovereignty, the visit refutes the claims of the “Guarantor Astana” countries about “the unwavering commitment to Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.”

Below we monitor some of the violations and crimes committed by Turkey and its supporters in Afrin, which confirm what we have previously stated:

= The village of Miskeh – Fawqani “Miskê Jorin”:

It is located at the southern end of Mount Khastiya and is /5/km away from the center of Jenderes district. 

It consisted of / 70 / houses, and its population was / 450 / inhabitants of the original Kurdish people and an Arab family consisting of two brothers and fifteen people who lived in the village after the implementation of the agricultural reform law at the end of the fifties of the last century, about 60 of whom were forcibly displaced during the war years And before that, and about 45 people were forcibly deported to al-Shahba and Aleppo, and the rest chose to stay in the village, and about 30 families of recruiters in addition to a number of militia families were settled in the houses of the displaced that were seized, as well as in the tents that were set up on the outskirts of the village.

During the aggression on Afrin region, Turkish warplanes targeted the water station located at the top of a mountain north of the village, which was feeding the villages of “Goran, Jaqeleh Jumeh, Miskeh Tahtani and Miskeh Fawqani” with drinking water, and completely destroyed it, as well as completely destroying the house of citizen “Idris Bakr”.

After the Turkish forces invaded and occupied the village, they prevented the displaced people from returning to it for four months, on the pretext of not approaching its military and security headquarters, after that, it withdrew from it and handed it over to the “Ahrar al-Sharqiya” militia, which allowed the people to gradually return after a week, during which they stole the contents of the houses, including supplies, copper and glass utensils, tools and electrical equipment, furniture, etc., and / 3 / agricultural tractors belonging to “Manan Hassan, Muhammad Muhammad nicknamed “Abu Antar”, and Hassan Hajj Suleiman, and the entire contents of Aref Manan’s house with all doors and windows, and then they burned it, dozens of motorcycles and groups to pump water wells, and thousands of pallets of burlap bags from the assembly building belonging to the former Autonomous Administration, and their value is estimated at / 75 / million Syrian pounds, and the contents of the municipality building, as well as all cables and trans- cables of the public electricity network, and all components of the “Syria Tel” tower. for cell phone.

“Ahrar al-Sharqiya” seized 18 houses for the absentees, and about 17 thousand olive, pomegranate and walnut trees, including about two thousand pomegranate and peach trees belonging to “Mohammed Muhammad-  Abu Antar”, as well as dozens of artesian wells belonging to them, and the villa of “Mohammed Korda” which is located on the Miskeh-Jenderes road, which contains two thousand pomegranate trees; It converted the houses of “Akram Hassan, Samir Hussein, Hassan Manan” and the municipality building into security and military headquarters, and established a training camp for its members in the vicinity of the summit of Mount Batal – the site of the stolen Syriatel and the destroyed water tank.

It cut down and completely exterminated all the forests surrounding the village and the existing perennial trees, such as: the “Brim” forest / 15 / hectares, / 10 / thousand trees, and the perennial oak tree with four trunks – Çar kokî, the “Batal” forest / 3 / hectares, a thousand perennial trees, “Jafar” forest /6/ hectares, thousands of trees, “Hesê” forest /20/ hectares, tens of thousands of trees”, a series of thousands of oaks, cypresses, eucalyptus, sumac and others on both sides of the “Jib Rasoul” road. And a perennial oak tree (Gêlberî) in the valley of “Jimek”, as well as cutting the two small forests of “Horik and Khoja”, located after the forest of “Hesê”.

The families were subjected to various types of violations, including arrest, kidnapping, torture and the payment of ransoms, such as the kidnapping of the young man “Dilshad Hassan” from his home in the village and his release for a ransom of $25,000, and the young man, “Joan Hassan, 32,” was arrested more than once after raiding his father’s house each time, while their personal belongings were broken and stolen, the last time he was kidnapped and disappeared for more than two months until he was released in exchange for a ransom of thousands of dollars, he was forced to go to Aleppo to treat his eye that blew out under torture, and he still needs to perform other operations; On August 3, 2019, the young man, “Hanan Khalil Jindo, 32 years old”, was arrested near the village junction while returning with his motorcycle from his work in Jenderes.

On September 15, 2019, a Turkish force raided his house to arrest his wife, “Siran Mustafa Jando, 23,” and his brother, “Bauer Khalil Jindo, 25 years old”, in Turkey, Hanan was sentenced to life imprisonment and Siran to two years, knowing that the detainee is a mother of two infants.

In addition to other cases of kidnapping and arrests, under false pretexts, with checking telephones on the pretext of speaking with relatives in the areas of displacement, accompanied by the payment of a ransom;

The militias also impose a royalty on every house inhabited by its owner and on every agricultural machinery on a monthly or seasonal basis.

During the olive season, the militias put their supervisor on the village olive press belonging to “Fawzi Hassan” to collect their percentage of the production as a royalty, in addition to imposing a royalty of /2/$ on each olive tree from the property of the absentees and a percentage of 40%/ of the production of the property of the absentees accused of belonging to ” Democratic Union Party”.

These militias have vandalized the tomb of the martyr Bashir Abdel Rahman Muhammad. exhuming archaeological sites and excavating more than one site among the olive fields with heavy and light machinery in search of treasures, antiquities and finds, to be stolen, such as digging and excavating the site of “Girik” near the “Miskeh”-Jenderes road, and the site of “Burj” and its caves and its old castle, which is 600m away north from the village.

The recruits graze their herds among the agricultural fields in an unjust manner and without supervision or accountability.

In defense of the village and its surroundings, during the aggression against it, /4/ female fighters and /7/ Kurdish fighters were martyred, the bodies of some of them remained under the rubble and others remained uncovered for months, until they were buried by the “civil police” in the village cemetery after the insistence of the people and with the participation of some of their sons.

= Miskeh Tahtani “Miskê Jêrin “village:

It is located on the border of Jomeh plain “Deşta Cûmê” and is /4/km away from the center of Jenderes district in the north. 

It consisted of /40/ houses, and there were /200/ people, including three families = /40/ people of the Arab component, and the rest were Kurdish indigenous people, of whom about /60/ people were displaced during the years of the Syrian war, /35/ people were forcibly displaced during the aggression on the area, and the rest /105/ people returned to their homes, and /12/ families of the recruits were settled in the village, in addition to dozens of other families in tents on the edges.

The village is controlled by the “Ahrar al-Sharqiya” militia, and it has a checkpoint inside the village – at the crossroads of the roads leading to “the center of Jenderes district, Jaqaleh Jomeh village, Miskeh and Khaltan villages”.

And it is the one who stole the contents of the houses of the citizens: ( “Hassan and his brother Abdul Rahman Murshid, Hanan Seido, Arif Haidar – the husband of the martyr Farida / the March 2004 uprising/) the forcibly displaced, including supplies, electrical tools, generators, furniture, copper and glass utensils, and other things, under the pretext of their dealings with the previous administration, as well as the theft of an agricultural tractor, a clutter, a cultivator rail, a plunger pump, and an electric generator belonging to “Arif Haider”; It also seized the agricultural properties of the displaced, including the farm of the citizen “Mohammed Bahjat Naasan”, which contains a thousand pomegranate trees, 50 walnut trees, water pumps and a small agricultural tractor; It entered in partnership with the olive press in the village, which belongs to “Sadat Hassan and Muhammad Janto – from the people of the village of Khaltan” under the pretext of directing the people to squeeze their harvest there, in addition to collecting its percentage from the oil production of the people and the royalty imposed on the property of the absentees.

It also excavated and excavated the village shrine (Sheikh Muhammad), located on the eastern side of it, in search of antiquities – it was completely destroyed, in addition to cutting down the perennial mulberry tree that was next to the shrine.

The residents of the village were subjected to various types of violations, including arrest, torture, insults and the payment of royalties and financial ransom, such as the arrest of Hanan Seydou son of Hamo, Sheikh Muhammad Seydou son of Hamo, Adnan Seydou son of Khalil, Riyad Seido son of Muhammad, Azad Seydou son of Abdo, and Kamran Murshid son of Khalil, Abdul Rahman Murshid son of Arif, Muhammad Habash son of Ismail, Rustam Sidu son of Ahmed, and two of the Arab component, namely Sheikh Ahmed Uday and Muhammad Muhammad Minkawi” in March-April 2018, when all of them were released after a period of 3-6 months of detention and ransom payment for each of them; Both “Sheikh Ahmad Uday three months after his release, and Muhammad Muhammad Minkawi a year after his release” lost their lives as a result of the illness they suffered due to the torture they underwent during their arrest.

In addition, the recruiters graze their livestock unjustly and uncontrollably among the people’s fields and lands.

= “Al-Sham-Legion” and “Iska” prison:

Brotherhood militias affiliated with the Syrian opposition coalition and loyal to the Turkish government of justice and development, and participated with the Turkish army in three occupation invasions of areas in northern Syria, which were called “Euphrates Shield, Olive Branch, Spring of Peace”; Its commander-in-chief, “Monther Serras – Abu Ubadah, a member of the coalition’s political body”, its military commander “Fadlallah al-Hajji – Abu Yamen”, and “Haitham Mahmoud Rahma is one of the shadow leaders of the Legion and is currently the Secretary-General of the coalition”, and “Muhammad Nazir al-Hakim is also one of the men of Shadow in the Legion, member of the political body of the coalition”; The Legion has wide control in Afrin region, in (Rajo, Bulbul and Shara districts, south of Jenderes district, southwest of Sherawa), where it has a secret prison in the border town of Maydan Akbis – Rajo under the supervision of Turkish intelligence, the kidnapped and detained Kurds received there torture and other forms of cruel treatment, in addition to forcibly disappearing hundreds, including the citizen “Mustafa Ibrahim son of Mustafa (Qasab) / 30/” from the town’s residents, who has been absent for more than three years, and the citizen “Ahmed Sheikho son of Sido and Qadriya” / 23 / years old, from the village of “Kila” – Bulbul who is forcibly disappeared since March 29, 2018.

The Legion militias also have a special prison (including single detention rooms) in the poultry farm building of the “Late Farouk Izzat Mustafa”  in the village of “Iska” – Sherawa, in which they have held kidnapped and detainees on a continuous basis since March 2018, from various villages and towns under its influence, and practiced various forms of torture and cruel treatment in it. 

The citizen “Hassan Seido son of Shukri, 44 years old,” from the village, has been detained there since 11/16/2018 AD, and the citizen “Ali Khalil son of Khalil, 40,” from the town of “Jalameh,” has been detained there for about a year and two months, without knowing the charges against them, or even formally prosecuting them before the courts established by the occupation authorities in Afrin. 

It released the citizen “Walid Ma’mo son of Haider / 40 years” on 13/5/2021 AD from the people of “Iska” after being detained for a period of one year and nine months. 

The Legion has several military headquarters in the village, and there is a Turkish military base on a hill west of the village.

The citizen, “Mohammed Hassan Mesto” from the village of “Ba’ayeh” – Sherawa, had died on 4/6/2021 AD in one of Afrin hospitals due to the diseases that afflicted him, as a result of the physical and psychological torture he was subjected to in “Iska” prison by those militias that kidnapped him twice in April and May.

= chaos and disorder:

– On the morning of Sunday, July 18, 2021 AD, a Santa Fe jeep was detonated with an explosive device, as it was parked near Dersim Hospital at the end of the villa’s highway in Afrin city, which led to burning the car and wounding a person, as local media sources confirmed that the car belonged to “Qusay Al-Ahmad” Al Jazeera Mubasher correspondent.

-On the evening of the same day, clashes with light and medium weapons took place inside Rajo town between the “Ahrar al-Sharqiya” militia and the “Ninth Division”, which led to material damage and injuries on both sides, amid terrorizing civilians, against the background of the conflict to seize real estate.

= sporadic violations:

– On 7/17/2021 AD, the occupation authorities released Mustafa Bakr son of Muhammad, 32 years old, from the village of Dodeh – Maydan – Rajo, after a fifteen-day detention with the imposition of a fine and harsh treatment.

– A local source confirmed that the Turkish occupation authorities seized an agricultural land between the town of “Basuta” and the village of “Kurzeleh”-Shirawa, along the main road, belonging to the citizen “Abdo Mesto Najjar” from the people of “Basuta” -forcibly displaced- and about a month and a half ago more than two thousand fruit trees were uprooted from it, and the militias have also taken over the house of a “carpenter” in the town.

– On 7/13/2021 AD, the “Al-Sham Legion” militia kidnapped the citizen “Bahri Kado Kado / 65 / years old” from the village of “Ghazawiya” – Sherawa, and held him for four days, until he was released after torturing him and imposing the payment of a royalty /12 / thousand dollars on the pretext that he sent a Hyundai pickup to its owner (his son-in-law) in the city of Aleppo.

-The militias of the “Al-Sham Legion” that control the village of “Burj Abdalo” – recently opened a dirt road from the village junction – next to the irrigation water canal – to the site of “Talamous” next to the archaeological “Du deri” cave in the mountain overlooking the village, at the expense of the villagers (150 families x 25 dollars = 3750 dollars), in order to establish a military base in that location.

Preserving the unity of Syrian territory and Syrian sovereignty, stopping crimes, and the safe return of the displaced and forcibly displaced to their homes requires the meeting and solidarity of all Syrians who are jealous of their homeland (Arabs, Kurds, Druze, Syriac-Chaldo-Assyrians, Circassians, Turkmen, Muslims and Christians, Alawites and Yezidis and others).

24/07/2021AD

Media Office – Afrin

The Kurdish Democratic Unity Party in Syria (Yekiti)

Pictures:

– Suleiman Soylu, Minister of Interior of Turkey, in the old government building in Afrin, with the Turkish flag raised on it, 20/7/2021 AD.

– A perennial four-stemmed turkey oak tree, in the “Brim” forest in the village of “Miskeh Fawqani” – Jenderes, before and after cutting.

– “Brim” forest in the village of “Miskeh Fawqani” – Jenderes, before and after cutting.

– The sites of the “Brim” and “Batal” forests in the village of “Miskeh Fawqani” – Jenderes, after the cut.

– Burial of the bodies of martyred Kurdish fighters in the cemetery of the village of “Miskeh Fawqani” – Jenderes, summer 2018.

-The shrine of “Sheikh Muhammad” in the village of “Miskeh Tahtani” – Jenderes, before and after the excavation and vandalism.

-The location of the Iska-Shirawa prison prison, and the location of the Turkish military base northwest of the village.

– “Monther Serras”, the commander-in-chief of the “Al-Sham Legion” militia.

– Car bombing, Afrin, 7/18/2021 AD.

– “Burj Abdalo” road – Talmous site, Sherawa – Afrin.

Translated by Europe’s Organization of Democratic Unity Kurdish Party in Syria (Yekîti)

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