AAN report: 71 people abducted in Turkish-occupied Afrin in November

The Turkish state and its mercenary allies continue to commit crimes in Afrin, which they occupied in March 2018. One of the aims pursued by Turkey is to change the demographic structure in Afrin, and to plunder and try to destroy its culture and history.

Afrin Activists Network released a report documenting the crimes committed by the Turkish army and allied mercenaries against civilians in occupied Afrin during the month of November 2021. The canton in northern Syria has been occupied by Turkish and jihadist forces since March 2018.

According to the network’s report, 3 people, including an elder, were murdered by the occupying forces. 7 people, including 2 elderly, were tortured and at least 71 people -16 of them elderly, 6 women and 1 child- were kidnapped.

On the other hand, more than 3 mosques were built and a statue representing the Kurdish nation was destroyed. More than 7 historical sites were demolished. At least 3,500 trees were cut down in 10 locations.

The report also revealed 2 cases of harassment and 6 cases of theft. In addition, people in 10 areas were obliged to pay protection money.