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Syria, pro-Turkey militias now steal olives from the population in Aleppo

Pro-Turkey militias now steal olives from the population in Aleppo. Objective: to grind them and sell the oil, keeping all profits. Afrin’s peasants are desperate and are calling for the intervention of the international community

Pro-Turkey militias in Afrin adopt a new tactic to raise cash on the population: they prevent civilians from harvesting olives in their fields, saying a curfew has entered into force following an increase in Covid-19 cases. The goal is to steal the harvest, which the guerrillas will then grind in special mills and sell, keeping all the proceeds. The complaint came from local committees in the western area of ​​Aleppo. In recent days, however, militias in the Syrian province directly threatened farmers who refused to deliver their crops with death. The latter, in fact, had preferred to pick the olives, although they were still immature, to prevent them from being seized, but the move was not served. Farmers are now officially calling for the intervention of the international community to stop the thefts and harassment.

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