Residents of Afrin village bombed by Turkey call for action

Villagers called on international human rights organizations to act against the violations of the Turkish state.

As the Turkish invasion army and allied jihadist terrorists continue their attacks against northern Syria, the occupation forces bombed the village of Kimare in Afrin’s Sherawa district with mortars yesterday. Villagers said more than 50 mortars were fired into the civilian areas. Property damage was caused to the houses in the village.

The occupation forces also bombed and started a fire in the village of Soxanekê. The fire could be extinguished only thanks to the efforts of the village residents and the people’s municipality. Still, about fifty hectares of land fell victim to the flames.

The inhabitants of the two villages have fled to nearby caves to protect themselves from constant bombing. One of the villagers, Nazilê Umer, told ANHA: “Between 11 and 13.30, over fifty mortars have been fired at the village. In order to protect ourselves and our children, we had to flee to caves.” According to her, several houses were destroyed during the bombing.

Another villager, Resûl Hesen, said: “The Turkish occupiers and their gangs are attacking civilians. On the one hand bombs are rained on us, on the other hand, a wall is built around Efrîn.”

One other resident, Ebdo Berekat, is of the opinion that the cultivated areas of the village population are deliberately set on fire. The villager called on international human rights organizations to act against the violations of the Turkish state.