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Al-Bab residents demand houses back from Turkish-backed forces in Syria

Demonstrations were organized against the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army in the city of al-Bab, during which protesters demanded that the factions return their houses and farms that had been seized after the FSA took control of the city in 2017.
Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters man a roadblock in the Turkish-controlled city of al-Bab following reported artillery shelling, northern Aleppo province, Syria, Feb. 2, 2022.

ALEPPO, Syria — The city of al-Bab, which is under the control of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the northeastern Aleppo countryside, witnessed Sept. 23 popular protests demanding that the FSA factions hand them back their property, including their houses, farms and shops, which the factions had seized years ago, when the FSA and the Turkish army took control of the city after expelling the Islamic State (IS) in 2017 as part of Operation Euphrates Shield.

The protesters raised the Syrian revolution flag and photos of a number of FSA leaders whom they accuse of usurping their properties.

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