Turkey-Backed Militants Continue Looting People’s Assets in Northern Syria

The Turkey-backed militant groups continued imposing heavy taxes on people’s assets and damaging properties of those who refuse to pay them in occupied Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo, local sources reported on Tuesday.

The sources reported that the Ankara-backed Firqah al-Hamzah has imposed $3,000 as monthly tax on the shopkeepers in the small town of Bastouleh.

They further said that the militants also set fire at the farms of those residents that refuse to pay taxes or bribe.

The sources pointed to the continued looting of farmers’ agricultural products in Afrin, adding that the Turkish troops force locals in Afrin to transfer their lands to the terrorists that have been settled in the region.

Well-informed sources said in August that the Ankara forces stole the electrical cables of the control system of Maydanaki Dam North of Afrin, the sources said, adding that the move damaged electrical control system of the Dam.

The sources further said that the Ankara-backed militants had already stolen four of the six pumps of the dam that was supplying drinking water to the town of Afrin.

In the meantime, a former expert of Maydanaki Dam said that the Dam was on the verge of collapse after terrorists looted its electrical cables.

Turkish troops and their allied militants continue plundering public and private assets in Afrin several months after its occupation.

FARS