Turkish-backed Syrian Arab fighters loot shops after seizing control of the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) on March 18, 2018. AFP / BULENT KILIC
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Syria opposition leaders and Kurdish officials Monday condemned reported looting by Turkish-led forces who seized the Kurdish-majority city of Afrin the previous day. Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies made a lightning advance into the city after Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia appeared to have retreated.AFP reporters in Afrin and an activist group said Turkish-backed Syrian forces went on a rampage after taking the city, pillaging shops and homes.Kurdish leader Abdel-Basset Sida, who resigned from the National Coalition after the start of the Turkish assault, also condemned the damage wreaked on Afrin city.
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