Over 2,350 Syrian Civilians Captured by Turkish Forces Since Occupation of Afrin

TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 2,350 Syrian civilians have been arrested, peoples’ assets have been looted and Northern Syria’s infrastructures have been massively destroyed since Ankara forces occupied Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo almost 7 months ago, a Kurdish media outlet reported on Sunday.

The Kurdish language Hawar news reported that more than 2,350 civilians have been arrested by the Turkish troops since they occupied Afrin region over 7 months ago, adding that the fate of a sum of 835 arrested civilians, including 139 women, is still unknown.

Hawar news further said that the Turkish soldiers and their allied militants have, thus far, cut over 9,000 olive trees and have set ablaze to over 5,000 hectares of forests, adding that Afrin’s historical artifacts and sites have been plundered by the Ankara forces since occupation 7 months ago.

It went on to say that the Turkish units destroyed tens of power transmission masts in main and subsidiary streets between Mobata and Shih regions and stole power transmission cables in the last two days.

Hawar news reported on Thursday that the Kurdish forces attacked one of the strongholds of Firqat al-Hamzeh terrorist group in the village of Kimara in Shirawa region, killing 4 of the militants and wounding 3 others after severe clashes.

Based on the report, the Kurdish forces also targeted a military vehicle of Fayalq al-Sham terrorist group in the village of Kafr Nabu in Shirawa, smashing the car and killing and wounding 5 Turkey-backed militants.

Also, during the Kurds’ operations against a military vehicle of Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh on the road linking to the village of Qazawiyeh in Shirawa, the vehicle was fully destroyed, 4 terrorists were killed and 2 others were wounded.