Press release regarding the movements of (Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham) in Afrin region

In the last few weeks several reports have mentioned the movements of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham organization in the region of occupied Afrin .
The reports have confirmed that leaders of the organization toured in the Yazidi village of Basufan ( south Afrin ) , the districts of Jindires and Shih (Shikh AL –Hadid), the city of Azaz and the countryside of AL-Bab , moreover they met leaders of Turkish- backed factions .
According to confirmed information Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham has established a military point in the village of Basufan and several occupied areas in south and west of Afrin , furthermore it moves in other areas using symbols and documents of Faylaq AL-Sham group, as well as it is very close to make an agreement with the faction of Liwa Suleiman Shah ( AL-Amshat) to exchange roles in Shih ( Shikh AL-Hadid and Jindires districts .
The existence of the terrorist organization militias of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham in Afrin, in addition to international reports that confirmed the involvement of Turkish-backed groups ( Ahrar AL-Sharqyia ) in recruiting former Daesh mercenaries who previously fled battles in northeastern Syria are all serious indications in turning the occupied areas and particularly Afrin to a safe place for terrorist organizations , as well as a starting point for planning terrorist attacks on the Syrian and international arena .

Farhad Shami – head of SDF media center

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