Syria’s state news agency, SANA, quoted residents of the village of Homam West of the town of Afrin as saying that the Ankara forces destroyed hundreds of hectares of their farms and cut thousands of olive trees by their bulldozers under the pretext of building a new road.
It further said that the Ankara forces’ measures are aimed at forcing people in Northern Syria to obey them, but people have opposed occupiers’ brutalities and have called for expulsion of the Turkish soldiers and allied militants from the region.
Field sources in Afrin reported that a bomb was detonated near the Nowrouz square in Rajou road in Central Afrin on Wednesday afternoon, killing and wounding over 35 militants and a number of civilians.
Kurdish sources said that 3 Turkish soldiers and one of Faylaq al-Sham terrorist commanders were among those killed in the attack, adding that the Turkish army and militants have called for help from Azaz hospital.
Meantime, heavy clashes between Sultan Mohammad al-Fattah militants and other terrorists affiliated to the Turkish army near Kava al-Hadad square in Central Afrin killed fighters from both sides.
Also, reports said that Ferqat al-Hamzeh and Faylaq al-Sham terrorists detained over 21 civilians in the town of Ein Dareh and the village of Borj Haidar in Southern Afrin.
Tensions and insecurities in Afrin have heightened after its occupation by the Turkish army and affiliated militants.