Turkey-Backed FSA Terrorists Blackmailing Civilians, Looting People’s Assets in Northern Syria

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 The Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has started blackmailing civilians and looting their assets in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo amid reports on the Turkish Army’s move in replacing locals in Afrin with Eastern Ghouta terrorists, the London-based pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Monday.

The SOHR said that the FSA militants have started stealing and looting properties and assets of local people that are still in Afrin region, adding that the FSA also is seizing assets of people that have left the region after the start of Operation Olive Branch.

The SOHR further said that the FSA has also embarked on accusing young people and men of fake crimes to detain and torture them.

Its went on to say that the FSA later called for a hefty amount of money as ransom to free the detainees.

The FSA has also embarked on expelling several families in Shera region in Northeastern Afrin, accusing them of affiliation with Kurdish fighters, the SOHR said, adding that the FSA is settling Eastern Ghouta terrorists in Afrin region after expelling the locals.

Last week, the Ankara-backed militants prevented civilians from entering their own houses in the Turkey-occupied Afrin region to settle the Al-Nusra-affiliated Faylaq al-Rahman terrorists who arrived from Eastern Ghouta in the town.

Militants of Jeish al-Sharqiyeh affiliated to the FSA stormed residents of the town of Jandaris in Southern Afrin after they called on the militants to allow them to live in their houses that had been occupied by Faylaq al-Rahman militants.

Faylaq al-Rahman is affiliated to the Al-Nusra Front that is backed by Turkey. Yet, the Turkey-backed militants have treated other militant groups like Jeish Al-Islam that are backed by Saudi Arabia differently, forcing them to surrender their weapons and stay in camps.

In the meantime, SOHR reported that the Turkish army and allied militants started detaining civilians in Afrin region after the Ankara forces looted their assets, and further demanded ransom for their release.

SOHR further said that talks are underway between the Turkish intelligence and Faylaq al-Rahman commanders to be relocated to Afrin and its countryside.

A main group of Faylaq militants and their family members left Eastern Ghouta for Northern Syria a couple of days ago.

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