The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terror organization’s Syria affiliate, the PYD, has forcibly closed down 64 mosques to worshippers in Syria’s Afrin, as they harass mosque goers by claiming they support Daesh and al-Qaeda.
Twenty-four mosques were shut down by PYD terrorists in central Afrin, which has been under their occupation since 2012, and 40 others were forcibly closed in its countryside.
PYD terrorists have also banned children’s summer Quran courses in areas under their occupation.
They harass worshippers
Afrin resident Mahdi Rasheed, who spoke to Yeni Şafak, reported that PYD’s so-called police force treat mosque goers as Daesh and al-Qaeda supporters, adding that “the PKK terror organization is monitoring and arresting those who attend mosques regularly for questioning.”
He also added: “They mock the people’s mosques, their prayers and sacred beliefs. They’re attempting to spread their anti-Islam socialist ideas under the guise of ‘public awareness.’”
PKK terrorists interfere in Friday sermons
Afrin resident Abu Ahmed, who’s been the region’s Imam for 18 years, says that “the PKK terror organization is pushing its agenda by interfering in Friday sermons and pressuring us to spread their propaganda.
“There were times when they even forced imams to read out anti Turkey sentiments and journals against the Syrian opposition during the sermons. Over the past year, the pressure that imams have been put under have reached unbearable levels, and in the past eight months alone, four mosque imams went missing. We think it was the terrorist organization’s doings,” concluded Abu Ahmed.
Kurdish is mandatory, Arabic is forbidden
Last July, the PYD terror organization’s so-called council issued a resolution that made Kurdish the language of education. The people of the region, who now study Arabic for only two hours a week in PKK schools, believe these measures are “a trap to estrange the population from the Quran and Islam.”
Schoolbooks in Afrin, 65 percent of the population being Arabs, include terrorist ringleader Abdullah Öcalan’s speeches and promote Communist ideology.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.
The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.
Five missile bases established off border with Turkey
The U.S. has secretly armed the Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) Syrian franchise, Democratic Union Party (PYD) terrorists, with over 70 Russian-made IGLA (SA-18) type anti-aircraft missiles, which threaten Turkey’s airspace after bases were set-up in the PKK-occupied border cities of Qamishli, Derbasiye, Tal Abyad, Ayn al-Arab and Afrin.Missiles moved to five locationsThe majority of the American-supplied rockets were handed over to terrorists in Raqqa’s Ayn Eissa, while a part of the shipment was moved to Qandil.As Turkey prepares to launch the Afrin operation, the terrorist organization sent these weapons to areas under its occupations off the border with Turkey, such as Qamishli, Derbasiye, Tal Abyad, Ayn al-Arab and Afrin.PYD terrorists positioned the missile launchers in Afrin’s Jinderes and Rajon regions, where they can fend off any incoming Turkish aerial operations.Mardin, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep and Hatay are at riskCivilian airplanes and helicopters at airports in Gaziantep, Hatay, Şanlıurfa and Mardin are among PYD terrorists' targets.The aerial facilities in these four border provinces are under threat from PYD terrorists in Syria, who are calculating the range of the planes’ take-off, landing and oncoming points.Anti-aircraft missiles are capable of striking targets at altitudes of 5.5 kilometers, while they can hit points at horizontal distances of 8-9 kilometers.They’re monitoring the positions of oncoming planesTerrorists are approaching a "surface zero" point for manoeuver purposes off the border with Turkey in order to lock on civilian planes’ take-off, landing and oncoming positions at the airports of Hatay, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa and Mardin.PYD terrorists were given instructions to strike civilian airplanes in the case of a Turkish intervention in Tal Abyad, Manbij and Afrin.Syrian opposition fighters have recently seized Russian-made SA-18 anti-aircraft missiles after raiding positions of the PYD terrorists in Jarablus and Tal Rifat.Supplying anti-aircraft missiles to PYD terrorists who are said to be fighting Daesh which possesses no aerial power, threatens Turkey’s civilian and military planes.Trained by Russians and AmericansPYD terrorists received training in using antiaircraft missiles from Russian and American Specialists.The training sessions, which were held in Afrin and Ayn al-Arab, provided terrorists with the ability to effectively use anti-aircraft missiles.Missile shipments that were handed over in Syria were sent to Qandil, a part of which fell in the hands of PKK terrorists in Turkey.The U.S. sent these missiles in 2015As the Assad regime intensified its barrel bomb airstrikes in 2016, the U.S. opposed a project to arm the Free Syrian Army (FSA) with anti-aircraft missiles.The U.S. refused requests to arm the Syrian opposition under the false pretext that the missiles "would be seized by terrorist elements," while in the second half of 2015, it started to secretly arm PKK terrorists with German and Russian-made rockets.Eight soldiers were martyredOn May 16, 2016, a military helicopter was shot down by PKK terrorists who used the very same missiles in Hakkari’s Çukurca, which martyred eight soldiers, including two pilots.A statement made by the Turkish Armed Forces confirmed that the helicopter was downed by an anti-aircraft missile.PKK attacks civilians with ‘Grad Missiles’ in SyriaTurkey says no country can combat terrorism aloneNo difference between PKK, PYD terrorists: UK-based think tankUSenvoy forces tribes in Syria to join PKK/PYDWestern agents finance terrorism in Turkey under the guise of aid associations
US to attack Euphrates Shield regions in Syria
The U.S. has created a new terrorist organization in Syria called “Quwwat al-Thuwwar” with the sole purpose of attacking the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) in the liberated Euphrates Shield areas in northern Syria, in a bid to drive them out of the region. The Quwwat al-Thuwwar terrorist organization was founded on Aug. 14, 2017 in the city of Tal Rifaat, by terrorists from the PYD, the Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terror organization, which has been receiving military support and training from the U.S. since the Ayn al-Arab intervention in 2015. The newly-formed terror organization announced that it will target the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) - Free Syrian Army (FSA) alliance, threatening to attack the Euphrates Shield regions of al-Bab, Manbij, Azaz and Jarabulus with a force made up of thousands of terrorists, and vowing to clear these areas from the presence of TAF-FSA in a bid to adjoin them with the PKK-occupied regions.A statement to accompany American weaponsThe Euphrates Shield regions were renamed as the “Shahba Canton” in a malicious pirate map drawn following U.S.-sponsored meetings. The new terrorist group, which held a meeting in this region, declared war against the TAF, with the participation of hundreds of terrorists armed with American-made M-16 rifles and the armored personnel carriers sent by the U.S. to the PYD under the pretext of fighting Daesh.US signs final plan to divideSyriaTens of thousands are said to join!The spokesman of the PKK-controlled Quwwat al-Thuwwar stated that thousands of fighters will join the newly-established terrorist force, and declared that the almost year-long calm in the region is nearing its end. He also threatened that heavy attacks will be launched against the TAF-FSA alliance.TAF will be driven out of al-BabA parallel statement was also made by the Manbij-based Military Commander of the newly-formed terrorist organization, Jamal Abu Jumaa, in which he stated that hundreds of terrorists will join Quwwat al-Thuwwar from the Tal Rifaat region. Abu Jumaa announced that preparations for the attack against al-Bab are in their final phases, and claimed that the region will be seized from the TAF-FSA.They’re operating under American instructionsIt is thought that the newly-formed Quwwat al-Thuwwar terror organization is the latest ploy by U.S.-backed PKK terrorists that aims to reshuffle the map in the region. Foreign fighters from several countries will join the new terror division founded along the Afrin-Tal Rifaat strip. The command of the newly-formed terrorist division includes experienced PYD terrorists from Qamishli, Ayn al-Arab and Afrin, who have been battle-hardened by four years of war.US envoy meets with Saudi crown prince: reshaping regional mapsSyria: Opposition forces kill 20 regime soldiersLebanese army retakes strategic heights near Syria
PKK terrorists extort tolls from trucks entering Idlib
Terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have begun extorting tolls from truck drivers after Turkey closed its Cilvegözü border crossing with Syria’s Idlib, following recent infighting among Syrian oppositon factions in the northern province. Turkey has recently closed off the Cilvegözü border crossing in the southern city of Reyhanlı to trucks carrying shipments other than food and medical supplies, cleaning products and produce, which has considerably decreased the numbers of trucks entering the northern city of Idlib. As a result, trucks are now forced to travel through PKK-occupied territories of Ayn al-Arab, Aleppo and Azaz, among others, in order to reach Idlib. The PKK terrorist organization is thus trying to profit from the closing of the Cilvegözü border crossing by extorting tolls from truck drivers by establishing the “Afrin Canton Customs Directorate.” One hundred dollars per ton PKK/PYD terrorists are set to secure a large income from traffic entering Idlib, particularly through the adjacent southern Aelppo regions that are under PKK occupation. PKK terrorists are extorting $100 per ton from trucks carrying electronic and spare car parts, while they’re charging $50 per ton for domestic appliances. Tolls extorted by PKK terrorists could reach $1,800 for large truck convoys passing through areas under their occupation.US signs final plan to divideSyriaOver 2.5 million civilians in danger in Syria’s IdlibA monthly income of $750,000The northern province of Idlib, which is in serious need of construction material, requires up to 200 trucks of building supplies. Hence, the PKK is set to gain $25,000 daily, and up to $750,000 monthly, in tolls extorted from trucks carrying construction material into Idlib alone.Taking into account shippments of other supplies entering Idlib, PKK terroists will have secured an income source worth millions of dollars.The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.US sends communist terrorists to AfrinTurkey will defend its southern border: PMNecessary measures taken along border with Syria's Idlib: Turkish PMTurkey needs to take action in Idlib, AfrinOver 170,000 foreign terrorists fighting in SyriaUS promises to create a PKK state in Syria in six monthsUS sustains military aid to terrorist PKK/PYD in SyriaFingers on the trigger as Turkey’s Afrin operation approaches
US promises to create a PKK state in Syria in six months
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Fingers on the trigger as Turkey’s Afrin operation approaches
As the first anniversary of the Euphrates Shield operation nears, Turkey is preparing to once again enter Syria and launch another ground operation against the PYD, the Syria affiliate of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) organization. Turkey had cleared an area of 2,015 square kilometers from Daesh presence last year. Life returned to normal as displaced Syrians returned to the northern regions secured from Daesh following the Euphrates Shield operation that was launched by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), backed by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF). Additionally, the TAF provides security, and support in rebuilding infrastructure in the region. Despite carving out a safe zone along the Azaz- Jarabulus axis, the region is still under intense attacks from PKK/PYD terrorists stationed in adjacent areas. Harassment fire has become intolerableAs terrorists in the region keep up their attacks, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed Turkey’s unease regarding this issue, adding that “we drove a dagger to the heart of the terrorist project in Syria by launching the Euphrates Shield operation. We’re determined to embark on new campaigns. We will take new and important steps on this subject very soon.” Erdoğan also stressed that Turkey reserves the right to take steps at any given moment within the context of legitimate self-defense against PKK/PYD terrorists. Sources report that the situation in the Euphrates Shield regions has become intolerable.Afrin will be the first point According to security sources, the launch of the operation against PKK/PYD terrorists will be sudden, without any fore-warning, as Erdoğan had earlier stated. The remaining regions on the border with Syria will be the new points for the operation, which aims to secure more areas adjacent to those cleared from Daesh when the Euphrates Shield was launched on Aug. 24 last year.Security experts point to the need to particularly clear the Azaz- Tal Rifat – Idlib axis from PKK/PYD terrorists. Jarabulus, which regularly comes under harassment fire from terrorists, is also among the points of the new operation.The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.US base holds terror meeting in SyriaUS Special Forces train Lebanese troopsOur duty is to protect Turkish state: Deputy PM BozdağPKK terrorists issue ‘special’ car plates in Syria’s AfrinPKK/PYD kills 3 civilians in Syria's Aleppo
PKK terrorists issue ‘special’ car plates in Syria’s Afrin
Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists in the northern Aleppo town of Afrin have started removing Syrian car plates, replacing them instead with "special plates" issued by the so-called "Afrin Canton Administration," according to reports.For the duration of the war, residents of Afrin have continued to use Syrian plates and car licenses. However, by the end of last July, PKK terrorists in Afrin began to issue "special plates" and licenses for the first time. PKK terrorists are pressuring Afrin residents to pay up to 200,000 Syrian Pounds in order to replace their old plates and licenses with the newly-issued ones. Afrin residents are complaining of the new procedure which prevents them from entering areas under the control of both the Syrian regime and the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The recent procedure put in place by PKK terrorists adds yet another hardship for the people of Afrin who have been living in terrible war conditions for seven years. The Syrian regime responded to the PKK’s move by saying that the new procedure is "incomprehensible," demanding that they "immediately reverse this decision," a call that the PKK terrorist organization has rejected, claiming that it has issued this resolution as an "autonomous administration." The U.S. spurred them to take this measureAnti-PYD Kurdish opposition members who spoke to Yeni Şafak said the decision to issue new car plates in Afrin was the result of a meeting for the so-called "Cantons Council" that took place recently in a U.S. military base in the Hasakah city of Rmeilan. Another resolution to result from the same meeting is the decision to "make Kurdish the national language, which will be used in education and all official documents." The terrorist council further added that Arabic will be taught as an "optional language" at schools for two hours per week. Yasir Zakri, a former member of the Syrian Opposition Council (SOC), said 85 percent of the Afrin population does not speak Kurdish, noting that at least 65 percent of town’s residents are of Arab origin. Zakri branded the latest measures taken by PKK terrorists as a "fascist tyranny."The world’s malicious plan for SyriaWagner, Russian Blackwater inSyriaPKK/PYD kills 3 civilians in Syria's AleppoPolice martyred in clash with PKK in SE Turkey