Afrin... Al-Amshat militants impose a new financial tax on olive trees for Kurdish expatriates

Afrin... Al-Amshat militants impose a new financial tax on olive trees for Kurdish expatriates

May 19 2024

ARK News… In continuation of the policy of restricting Kurdish citizens in the villages and districts of the city of Afrin, al-Amshat militants imposed a financial tax on olive trees owned by expatriates, “Kurdish refugees,” through their agents.

Private sources told ARK News that, despite the passage of several months since the olive harvest season, Aal-Amshat militants imposed an amount of (15) US dollars as a new tax on each fruitful olive tree owned by expatriates “Kurdish refugees” residing in Turkey, Lebanon, and the Kurdistan Region, Europe etc., and they have agents who dispose of their properties in the Shih district and its villages in Afrin, Syrian Kurdistan.

The private sources added that the people are upset with the decision, especially since the olive harvest season ended more than 5 months ago.

Al-Amshat militants seized all the property of displaced Kurds “residing in Al-Shahba camps,” as the number of trees seized by al-Amshat militiamen reached 170,000 olive trees in the villages of Shih district.

The al-Amshat gunmen imposed an amount of (1) Turkish Lira on each head of sheep for the Kurdish citizens, “shepherds”, in exchange for allowing grazing in the Mabata district, as every time the Kurdish shepherd wants to graze his sheep on his “land”, he must pay an amount of (1) Lira for each head of sheep. Turkish for al-Amshat militants.

At the beginning of this month, al-Amshat militants imposed an amount of 1.5 US dollars as a new tax this year for each grape leaf tree in the Shiye town of Afrin of Syrian Kurdistan.

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