Tuesday, 16 Mars, 2021 , 15:20
Turkish Intelligence orders proxy factions to close entrances and exits of Afrin, and prevent media activists from entering the city
Aleppo Governorate – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
SOHR sources from inside the city of Afrin have reported that Turkish intelligence ordered all the checkpoints of the proxy factions, and the checkpoints of the security forces and police, to close the entrances and exits of the city of Afrin from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., from March 15, until March 21.
According to Syrian Observatory sources, the decision was circulated to all the checkpoints around the city of Afrin, in addition to a decision preventing the entry of any media activist from outside the area to Afrin during this period, without knowing the reasons for the decision. This coincides with the third anniversary of Turkish forces’ control, supported by the proxy factions, of the city of Afrin and its surrounding areas in the north-western Aleppo countryside, and as Nowruz Day approaches.