Turkish-backed rebel tractor-tows Mercedes-Benz away as acquired loot (Source: Getty Images / Bulent Kilic).

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:05 A.M.) – Turkish photo-journalist Bulent Kilic has captured images of pro-Ankara rebel fighters looting the city of Afrin following its fall to Turkish-backed forces.

According to sources, no site in Afrin is being spared from the stealing spree – houses, shops and public infrastructures have all been subject to looting by Ankara’s proxy militant groups.

Likewise, everything is subject to being stolen in accordance with the self-imposed laws of Afrin’s new rulers, this includes foodstuffs, gas bottles, tractors and even Mercedes-Benz cars.

What has also come apparent based on the photo evidence is the extensive damage done to Afrin by Turkish airstrikes and artillery shelling despite oppositions claims that the city was captured with ‘little damage.’

Pictures source: Bulent Kilic (photo-journalist)

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blue sky
blue sky
2018-03-19 09:49

Those thugs are no longer “Syrian rebels”, they are a crucial part of the Turkish Army and Turkey is directly responsible for the crimes committed by its soldiers in Syria.

Look at their faces, those criminals are a part of Turkish culture. Genocide, invasions, occupations, ethnic cleansing, this is Turkey!

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Floriangeyer
2018-03-19 13:52
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The thugs never were Syrian Rebels. They have always been criminal gangs in the pay of a state. Exactly like the Privateers of old ( state licensed thieves ) who sailed the seas as de facto Pirates. They had to give a percentage of the loot to their state sponsors.

sea
sea
2018-03-19 11:40

If the curds had done what the Russians proposed them : an agreement with Syrian government of Assad all these terrible things were not going to happen.
Turkish backed troops are just terrorists , no difference between them and Isis , ecc. the curds had to know it very well and act accordingly

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay
2018-03-19 09:13

Where are the prouds kurds ❓

Anti-Turkish movement
Anti-Turkish movement
2018-03-19 16:42

If you had 200.000 civilians to protect against one barbaric and criminal enemy such Turkey, what would you did ?

Live today to fight tomorrow

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Datuk Bandar
2018-03-20 06:45

THE RESISTANCE OF THE AGES CONTINUES ANYWAY:

AFRIN Monday, 19 Mar 2018, 11:18

An explosion reported in a building when dozens of gang members were inside in central Afrin. Turkish sources say that 11 people were killed.

According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 40 looters were killed in the incident.

YPG sources confirmed that there were actions against the looters and said that 50 gang members were killed on the first day of the invasion.