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Northern Syria: Ankara-Backed Militants Looting Afrin Dam Equipment

FARS News Agency logo FARS News Agency 25/08/2018

The Ankara forces have stolen the electrical cables of the control system of Maydanaki Dam North of Afrin, the sources said, adding that the move has 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 is 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.

Earlier this month, dozens of civilians were abducted by the Turkish army and its affiliated militants in Afrin as Ankara continued occupation of the region.

The Kurdish-language Hawar news quoted local sources in Afrin in Northern Aleppo as saying on Thursday that the Turkish army and militants supported by Ankara kidnapped over 20 residents of Afrin, including women and the elderly, in Rajou and Shara regions.

They added that the kidnapped people were taken to unknown places, noting that the terrorists receive huge amounts of money up to 15mln lira to free them.

The sources said that the Ankara-backed militants still continue plundering civilian properties, adding that they stole 300 bulldozers, 220 vehicles and thousands of motorcycles of Afrin residents.

The report said the Turkish army forces and Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh terrorists set fire to the farms in the village of Khalalka in Bolboleh region.

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