Confessions of mercenaries surrendered to SDF

Elements of the Turkish occupation army’s mercenaries who surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that the leaders of the groups promised the elements to give them homes and property of civilians to participate in the attack on Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî, and they said that the mercenaries looted and stole the people p’s property in the area.

The two mercenaries Aras Hajj Ali and Mohammed Daaboul surrendered to SDF after fleeing the mercenary factions, acknowledging the violations they practiced against the people; theft and looting in the occupied areas by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries.

Aras Hajj Ali, a resident from Jozat village in ed-Dirbasiyah district in al-Jazeera region joined the mercenaries in 2018 after the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries occupied al-Bab city in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

The mercenary Aras indicated that he met a person named Faeq Hassen in Tel Tahin village, and he said: "Faeq Hassen was an agent of Noureddine Zanki mercenaries. He showed me photos of many commanders of SDF, and he asked me whether I knew their whereabouts or not. I did not give him any information because I did not know any of them."

After investigation, the mercenaries gave him the task of gathering information on SDF's concentration points.

They promised them of plunder and pillage

Aras Hajj Ali says that the mercenaries offered various temptations to encourage their agents to go to Serêkaniyê, and promised them to give them homes in Serêkaniyê city after its occupation.

In this regard, he says: "Meanwhile, the mercenary groups looted the property of the people, especially the Kurds who were forcibly displaced from their homes."

The mercenaries steal doors, windows and all the contents from the homes of the Kurdish people, and then they burn the homes completely.

As for those who stayed in Serêkaniyê city and could not go out, they are living in difficult conditions under the occupation of the mercenaries backed by Turkey, in addition to the spread of checkpoints which became a means of plundering civilians while passing through the checkpoints."

Conflicts among the mercenary groups

Aras Hajj Ali says that there is a state of security chaos and fighting among the mercenaries, especially between al-Hamzat and al-Sultan Morad mercenaries. When a mercenary from a faction is arrested, the faction leaders intervene to release him in exchange for sums of money, and the same applies to the civilians, and when the mercenaries bring their families to inhabit them in the homes of the people, disputes occur among the mercenaries over the division of property.

During the war in Idlib between the Syrian government forces and the mercenary factions, Aras says that the mercenaries present in Serêkaniyê demonstrated in front of the Turkish border in order to go to Idlib, but the Turkish occupation closed the border to the mercenaries, which led to breaking out a fighting among the mercenaries.

The mercenaries receive their monthly salaries from the Turkish state

Aras Hajj Ali said that the mercenaries receive their salaries from the Turkish occupation every two months, as the commanders steal more than half the salaries of the mercenaries and the rest is distributed to them, as they are not sufficient for them, which increases plunder operations.

The mercenary Aras Mohammed Issa Hajj Ali managed through one of the smugglers in coordination with his family to escape and surrender himself to SDF.

The mercenary who participated in the occupation of Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî

Mohammed Khair Mohammed Daaboul from the northern countryside of Aleppo joined the armed groups in the beginning of 2013, claiming to topple the regime according to him, but he later moved from one mercenary group to another until he eventually surrendered to SDF.

The mercenary Mohammed Daaboul joined the mercenaries of Liwa al-Tawhid, Ahrar al-Sham, al-Jabha al-Shamiyya,  Jabhet al-Nusra, Seqour al-Shemal and Faylaq al-Shemal.

Daaboul confirms the continuous coordination between the mercenaries of Jabhet al-Nusra and the rest of mercenary groups in Aleppo countryside.

The mercenary Mohammed Daaboul admitted his participation in many battles in the southern countryside of Aleppo, in addition to his participation in the battles within the mercenaries of Faylaq al-Sham in Afrin, as well as in Serêkaniyê within the mercenaries of Seqour al-Shemal.

The mercenary Mohammed Daaboul also admitted taking part in looting and stealing the people's property in Afrin, Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî, and he says: "The stolen items go to the leaders of the mercenary groups, while a simple section is given to the mercenaries who participated in the theft and looting of the property."

Mohammed Daaboul added: "The leaders of the factions and brigades, when entering any area and seizing it, put their hands on the farms, orchards and homes of the people, confiscate their properties and contents and transfer them to other places, and convert the farms to military headquarters after looting and stealing everything inside them."

The mercenary Mohammed Daaboul says that the leaders of the mercenary groups offered him and the rest of the mercenaries to go to Serêkaniyê and settle there, as they would be given the property and homes of the people.

On November 30, 2019, the mercenary Mohammed Daaboul surrendered to SDF.

The Turkish state’s concealed crimes  

The confessions and sayings of the two mercenaries Hajj Ali and Mohammed Daaboul not only disclose secrets and mysteries, but also reveal the close relationship and cooperation between the Turkish state and the mercenary groups, as well as the crimes that they seek to cover up. These confessions confirm that the Turkish state and its mercenaries can no longer hide their crimes committed in the occupied areas in northern and eastern Syria.

The confessions are important in terms of documenting the crimes of Erdogan who is considered "Hitler of the twenty-first century," and they are very important in terms of documenting them in the pages of history, identifying the crimes committed in the Middle East on the tongue of those who committed them.


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