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Demographic change is underway in al-Shahba


AL-SHAHBA- Al-Shahba regions are still undergoing demographic change due to the policies of Justice and Development Party, where deportation of the original components is still ongoing in the region.

The Turkish army continues changing the demography of the areas occupied in al-Shahba since August 24, 2016, in this context, Turkey has, after holding agreements with its mercenaries, brought many of their families in Syria and Iraq to be settled there instead of the original habitants.

50 buses transferring around 508 families including 730 women and 870 children who are mainly mercenaries’ families were moved according to an agreement held between the Syrian regime and the mercenaries’ gangs have reached al-Shahba regions, and particularly the occupied city of Jarablus.

Despite Turkey announcing terminating its mercenaries’ operations in the occupied regions of the Syrian north, Turkey and its gangs are still launching frequent attacks almost daily on the liberated areas by the revolutionary factions, these attacks resulted in displacement movement to Afrin canton and al-Shahba liberated villages and towns.

Nouri Haji a commander in Jabhit al-Akrad(Kurds’ Front) told ANHA earlier that they are proceeding with al-Shahba liberation and terrorism will be defeated wherever it existed.

Turkish occupation army has brought since its occupation of al-Shahba hundreds of Turkmen from Syria and Iraq, thus the number reaching 800 families until now.

The Turkish army affiliate’s Sultan Salim Shah Brigade has released on March 31 a statement on their website admitting deportation of Kurdish people in the Syrian north particularly from villages of Sosinbat, and Qabasin which are in al-Shahba.

Many Kurdish tribes are residing in al-Shahba regions; al-Rashwan, Kitkan, Didan, Dana, Dimulli, Bezikan, Qara Kij, Bish Alti, al-Moshan, al-Aojan, al-Kikha, Beraz, Meran, Sherqiyan Kurdish tribes are residing in different villages estimated to be 117 regardless of other regions where Kurds, Arabs and other components coexist.