Violations and abuses rife in areas under Turkish-affiliated armed groups

The UN Human Rights Office has noted an alarming pattern in recent months of grave violations in these areas, including in Afrin, Ras al-Ain, and Tel Abyad, where increased killings, kidnappings, unlawful transfers of people, seizures of land and properties and forcible evictions have been documented.

The victims include people perceived to be allied with opposing parties or as being critical of the actions of the Turkish-affiliated armed groups