Our agency ANHA held interviews with the people of Afrin who displaced on March 18, 2018 to al-Shahba canton as a result of the Turkish aggression on their homes, and they talked about Eid al-Fitr on the occasion of its approach.
The citizen Thurayya Ibrahim said that they were visiting the martyrs' shrines in Afrin, but now they could not and added, "In Afrin, we used to visit the martyrs' shrines in the morning of the first day of Eid al-Fitr, but after the attacks of Turkish occupation army and mercenaries on the canton and its occupation, we can no longer practice our rituals on the feast, and visit the tombs."
For his part, the citizen Bahjat Mohammed spoke about the atmosphere of holidays in Afrin, "In Afrin, we were greeting each other with joy, but today in this atmosphere between displacement and destruction, there has no longer been a holiday or reason to celebrate al-Eid rites. We used to visit the martyrs' shrines and put flowers on them. After the occupation of Afrin, the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries destroyed the shrines of the martyrs and no tomb survived, all of them were destroyed."
Mohammed referred to the status of children in the displacement situation, "In the past, the children used to celebrate the feast with joy and happiness, but now it is the exact opposite. All the countries of the world had witnessed the acts of mercenaries and their violations. Therefore, we will do our duty to struggle for the liberation of Afrin. Under each tree and stone there is martyr buried, how can we leave our homeland?"
Saleh Rashid compared the Eid atmosphere in Afrin with al-Shahba by saying, "In the month of Ramadan, we face difficulties in displacement. Displacement is very difficult and very harsh. Today we are sad and we are not in a position to receive holidays as we did in Afrin."