Since the occupation of the canton of Afrin on 18 March 2018, the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries have practiced policies of demographic change and the displacement of the indigenous population, especially the Kurds. Observers believe that the Turkish occupation practices the policy of ethnic cleansing against Afrin population.
After the occupation of Afrin canton, the Turkish occupation have displaced more than 350,000 civilians, who are residing in al-Shahba canton under harsh living conditions, but the occupation practices did not stop at the displacement and demographic change.
The Turkish occupation and its mercenaries have settled about 200 thousand people from various Syrian regions, especially Damascus, Homs, Daraa and their countryside.
According to reliable sources, the Turkish occupation has settled more than 4,000 civilians from the people of Idlib, mostly from Heyat Tharir al-Sham mercenaries' families (previously Jabhet al-Nusra) and other mercenary gangs in the villages and districts of Afrin since the beginning of May.
The families were settled in the villages and centers of Janders, Shera, Bulbul, Shia and Sherawa districts, after displacing the indigenous people from their homes and emptying some villages such as Kokan Tahtani, and Kokan Fokani in Mobata district, Basota village in Sherawa district and Qazelbasha in Bulbul district.
On the other hand, the source confirmed that the occupation and after the establishment of a military base, established a helipad or a base for helicopters in the village of Darwish in Rajo district, where its population were forcibly displaced by the occupation.