North Syria:  Exodus of 50,000 families towards Afrin, regime controls al-Madik Castle

Large numbers of civilians have displaced from the provinces of Idlib and Hama to Afrin canton, which has been occupied by Turkey since March 18, 2018. As for the clashes, the mercenaries of Turkestan Islamic Party re-took the town of Kafar Naboda north of the city of Hama, while the regime re-dominated it and al-Madik Castle.

An informed source told ANHA that there was a large statistic of the displacement of the civil families from the governorates of Idlib and Hama in northern Syria to Afrin canton, so that Turkey and Russia continued to change the demographics of the region according to their preferences.

The source said that 50,000 families displaced in recent days from the areas of clashes and shelling in the provinces of Idlib and Hama to the canton of Afrin, occupied by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries after a Russian-Turkish consensus.

This mass exodus came during the campaign was launched by the regime forces with Russian air support after agreements held between Turkey and Russia about the region.

With Russian approval and Turkish implementation, demographic changes are taking place in the Kurdish canton of Afrin, after thousands of families from the villages of Damascus, Daraa and Homs have been brought there.

As for the clashes in the northern countryside of Hama, the source said that the mercenaries of the Islamic Party of Turkestan regained the town of Kafar Naboda after carrying out suicide operations in the town, one day after controlling it by the regime.

The same source said that the regime returned on Thursday to control Kafar Naboda town, al-Madik Castle and other villages such as al-Twaineh, Othman Hill, al-Karkat, al-Janabera after an intensive Russian bombardment.

It is noteworthy that the town of al-Madik Castle is considered one of the most important strategic points in the region because of its height.



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