DAMASCUS, SYRIA (07:45 PM) – According to reports, units of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Turkish-backed rebel organisation that fights both the Syrian government and Kurdish militias alike, has went on a rampage of plundering in recently conquered areas of Afrin.

The FSA reportedly has started looting all across the city of Afrin after asserting full control over the city on Sunday, plundering civilian residences belonging to people who fled from the violence.

Reports also have it that different groups within the FSA have violently clashed with one another, either over disapproval of the plundering or due to disagreements on how the spoils of plunder should be divided amongst the rebel forces.

The FSA was one of the earliers Syrian rebel organisations, founded in 2011, but quickly lost relevance in the ensuing conflict. It subsequently all but disappeared to the background until 2016, when the FSA was chosen as Turkey’s strategical ally in the Euphrates Shield campaign, and later in the Turkish invasion of the Afrin district.

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Assad must stay
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Turkey speciality 🙁

Daeshbags Sux
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Shitlamist forces did the same all along history…
And the Sultan/Caliph gets his share into the spoils, so it goes for the clerics too..

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So did every army along history, but outside war times the chosenites are known to plunder and steal all the time so why on heart a joiish tieve like you should complain?

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Yes. That is how all know Turkish ghazi. Seems the Sultan does not pay them well so they plunder.

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FSA ( FREE SALAFIST ARMY ) AND ALLIES TURKS

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Once upon a time armies were decent and fought in trenches without plundering. These hordes should all without exception be tried at a tribunal for war crimes including all the US coalition hillbillies.

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As was promised to the bandits by the erDog. And there is no ‘FSA’ at all apart from Turdish propaganda. MEANWHILE THE RESISTANCE OF THE AGES CONTINUES: AFRIN Sunday, 18 Mar 2018, 13:12 Joined by jihadist groups, the Turkish army’s invasion operation against Afrin Canton of Northern Syria continues since January 20, having already claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians. Fighters of the YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Defense Units) carried out an action against the Turkish army and affiliated gangs in Mahmudiyah neighborhood of Afrin on Sunday. According to reports, 35 soldiers of the Turkish army and members of allied gangs… Read more »