Idlib refugees reached AA's areas: Residents pay international conflict bill

They left their land and property behind them in a region that has become the scene of an international conflict over influence and domination, and "who pays the bill for this conflict is the defenseless people," says displaced people who fled the fighting to Autonomous Administration areas.

Fierce fighting between Syrian regime forces on one side and the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries in Idlib province has been raging for more than a month, to take control of the territory.

Thousands of civilians have been displaced from their areas either towards the closed Turkish border, which has not yet been crossed by any civilians, or towards the areas of the Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria, after the Commander-in-Chief of the SDF showed his forces' readiness to ensure civilian's way in areas protected by SDF.

Hundreds of families have arrived in AA's areas, being welcomed and taken to the camps, including the family of displaced Malik Absi al-Abras from the village of al-Rami in Jabal al-Zawiya.

Malik says: "We had fled form the heavy shelling that targeted our areas, by Turkey and in coordination with Jabhat al-Nusra enter the villages in the evening and deliver them in the morning to the Syrian regime, our only way was to go out and escape to safe and stable areas, and we did not find safe areas more than NE, Syria.

Malik's family has been displaced hidden between the agriculture and trees for fear of mercenaries who allow residents to leave only to the Turkish occupation areas such as Azaz, Afrin, al-Bab.

The exodus cost Malik approximately 250,000 Syrian pounds in exchange for crossing barriers and renting transport vehicles.

Ahmed Mohammed, 32, could not bring any of his belongings, he says: "we slept in the wilderness, and yet we were imprisoned by mercenaries for three days in the area of Azaz, because we do not have the money to pay them and cross the barriers of mercenaries, while we try to reach the areas of NE, Syria."



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