9 June، 2017
Members of an armed group affiliated with the so-called “Euphrates Shield Operations” turned themselves over to units of the Syrian Arab Army along with their weapons and vehicles upon reaching areas controlled by the army in Aleppo province’s northern countryside to have their legal status resolved and benefit from the amnesty decree.
One of the militants who was a leader in the Euphrates Shield Operations nicknamed “Abu al-Kheir” said that the group was in the northern countryside and exited the area in three batches to benefit from the amnesty, appealing to others who are still members in these Operations to follow suit, saying that what Turkey is doing is an attempt to occupy Syria which is unacceptable, and adding “we won’t be slaves to the Turks.”
Another military leader from the group named Jadaan Mohammad Hassem aka “Abu Hatem” called upon other militants who care about their country to return to their senses and not follow the path of division and sabotage.
Another militant who didn’t want to be identified by name said that while the Turks claim to receive refugees, they actually get paid for this and accumulate funds at the expense of Syria and its people whose money and properties they steal.