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Turkey-Backed Militants Continue Plundering Civilians’ Assets in Northern Syria

Ankara-backed militants continue looting people’s assets in occupied Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo, a Kurdish media outlet reported on Tuesday.

Xeber 24 news website quoted local sources as reporting that the Ankara-backed militants have stolen a large volume of Afrin residents’ olive products and assets.

It further added that the militants have stolen almost 2,000 barrels of olive oil along with one and a half million Syrian lira from the residents of the village of Karku in Ma’abatli region in Northwestern Aleppo.

The news website went on to say that over 30 members of the Ankara-backed National Army have raided the village and looted the assets and agricultural products, adding that the militants further transferred the stolen products to Turkey via Rajou road.

The Kurdish-language Hawar news reported in October that governor of Turkey’s Hatay called on Ankara-backed militants in Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo to hand over the entire olive crops to the Turkish province.

In the meantime, Salah Ibo, the deputy head of Afrin Agriculture Department, said that Ankara intended to steal $100 mln of Afrin residents’ agricultural products.

Also, Hawar news went on to say that terrorists of Ahrar al-Shamiyah and Tajamo’a Adl, both affiliated to the Turkish army, have started fierce clashes in the village of Qajomo in Jandaris region over distribution of looted olive products.

It added that residents in Jandaris are now allowed to step onto their farms after the Ankara forces seized their lands.

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