Atrocities of the Turkish army and mercenaries continue in Afrin

Amid increasingly ongoing clashes between Turkish-backed mercenaries in Afrin, the occupation forces continue committing crimes against humanity in the region.

The Turkish military and allied jihadist terrorists that occupied Afrin on 18 March 2018 continue targeting the local population in acts of crime against humanity such as pillaging, theft, abduction, torture, rape and massacre.


The Turkish state affiliated ‘Sultan Murad’ mercenary group abducted 6 civilians from the village of Qurt Qilaq in the Shera district on September 24. The whereabouts of the abducted civilians - Mihemed Cuma Ehmed, Mihemed Ehmed Reşo, İsam Menan Moşo, Henan Mihemed Müslim, Mustafa Abdullqadir Şêx Ehmed and Omer Şahin Moşo- remain unknown.

On the same day, two students named Leyal Deri and Beyan Hemo were kidnapped by the gangs in Afrin city center.

The aftermath of the 28 civilians who were abducted from various areas of Afrin last week, is not known either.  


The Turkish troops and allied mercenaries set fire to the woods in the Mabata district. Starting a fire in the forestland between Rota and Kaxire villages, the gangs cut down dozens of trees in the Rajo district.

The Turkish-backed mercenary group ‘Suqour al-Sham’ also cut down numerous trees in the vicinity of the Qixilbash village in the Bilbile district.


Armed clashes are taking between the mercenary groups affiliated to the Turkish state in the districts and villages of Afrin almost on daily basis. Only last week, Jabhat al-Shamiya gangs opened fire on a house where gangs brought in from Eastern Ghouta were staying.

On September 20, the ‘Biyanuni’ group which is affiliated to the 3rd Brigade mercenaries, opened fire on the houses of other mercenaries brought to Afrin from Eastern Ghouta. According to local sources, the attack was followed by a clash in which many gangs were wounded.


On the other hand, the so-called ‘military police’ have set up checkpoints at the entrance of Afrin’s districts and villages where they reportedly confiscate local people’s cars, properties and money.