SNA leader steals tents of quake-hit people in Syria’s Jindires

AFRIN, Syria (North Press) – A leader of a Turkish-backed faction in a village in Afrin, northwest Syria, stole on Monday 29 tents meant to be delivered to people affected by the Feb. 6 earthquake that hit the town of Jindires west of Afrin, a local source said.

The source told North Press that Ibrahim al-Qadi, leader of Sultan Muhammad al-Fateh, a faction of the Turkish-backed Syrian opposition factions, also known as the Syrian National Army (SNA), in the village of Termisha in Shiekh Hadid district stole 29 tents and all relief aid and emergency kits attached to them that are meant to be delivered to IDPs in Jindires that are affected by the earthquake.

At dawn on Feb. 6, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit south and central Turkey and northwest Syria, leaving more than 44.000 dead and much more injured, in addition to flattening an uncounted number of buildings in both countries.

Jindires is the most affected area in Syria by the earthquake, as 513 individuals were killed and 831 others were injured, in addition to the destruction of 200 buildings and the partial damages to over 500 others.

The source added that al-Qadi sold each tent for between 200 and 300 USD without the supplements and relief aid.

On Feb. 8, dozens of residents in Afrin attacked the relief office of the city’s local council, affiliated with the Syrian opposition, after refusing to provide aid for those affected by the earthquake.

Afrin has been under the control of Turkey and its affiliated SNA factions since March 2018.

Reporting by Farouq Hamo