Ten killed and 96 abducted in Afrin since the beginning of the year
According to Ibrahim Şêxo of the Human Rights Organisation of Afrin, ten civilians were murdered and 96 abducted by the occupying forces in Afrin in the first two months of the year.
The Turkish army and its mercenaries are trying to drive the inhabitants of the Afrin region into flight through systematic terror. According to the spokesperson of the Human Rights Organisation Afrin-Syria, Ibrahim Şêxo, ten civilians were murdered and 96 people, among them eleven women and five minors, were abducted by the occupying forces in the first two months.
In addition, nine houses were destroyed and more than 5,000 olive trees were cut down. Şêxo explained that the identity of the Afrin people is meant to be destroyed and said: "Mosques are being built in Yazidi villages. The demography of the region is being changed by driving out the Yazidi population."
Terror regime under Turkish aegis
Under Turkish occupation, a regime of terror has been established in the former canton of Afrin. Bombardments of civilian settlement areas determine the daily life of the population, abductions, executions, torture, looting and expulsion are part of the daily business of the mercenaries of the occupying power. According to human rights organisations, nearly 8,500 people from Afrin have been abducted since the beginning of the invasion four years ago. About half of them remain missing. The abductions have become a business model for Ankara's Islamists, generating lucrative income. At the same time, this increases the pressure to displace the Kurdish population.
718 people abducted in 2021
According to the Human Rights Organisation Afrin-Syria, at least 718 people have been victims of abduction in Afrin in 2021. Of these, 82 are women, and a further 25 abductees are children and young people.