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Faylaq al-Rahman Fighters Arrested In Turkey For Smuggling Ancient Jewish Artifacts (Video)


Turkish Police arrested four former fighters of Faylaq al-Rahman and a Turkish citizen who were trying to sell two rare, ancient, gold-plated Torahs in the northwestern province of Bilecik on May 8, the Russian TV network RT reported on May 11.

The Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah said that Police had confiscated the two ancient Torahs during the arrest. According to the newspaper, the town ancient artifacts worth a total of $1.86mln.

Syrian opposition sources confirmed that Faylaq al-Rahman fighters had stolen the ancient Torahs from a historical 2,000 years old synagogue in the Jobar district, east of the Syrian capital of Damascus. The district was under the control of the US-backed group Faylaq al-Rahman from 2013 until March 2018, when it was finally liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (FSA).

After the liberation of Jobar, Syrian pro-government activists revealed that many of the district’s historical Jewish synagogues had been looted and destroyed by Faylaq al-Rahman fighters, who even dug tunnels under the historical sites in an attempt to find “Jewish treasures”.

This was the second scandal involving Eastern Ghouta “opposition” groups after their withdrawal from the region. On March 5, the Iranian news agency Fars revealed that the political leader of Jaysh al-Islam Mohammed Alloush had stolen $47m from his group before resignation from his position.

Corruption was one the main reasons that led to the fast defeat of the militants in Eastern Ghouta.



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  • Graz Bugni

    SAA not (FSA)

  • HighLord Gaz

    Seize the Jewish artifacts and BURN THEM.

    • hamster

      You and your family should burn instead.

    • goingbrokes


  • Amine Mansouri

    well, syrian civil war has given israel many of their jewish artifacts. We know that faylaq arrahman and other gangs had been selling these kind of artifacts

    • Shuja Pasha

      False. most artifacts are still with Syria. Only some minor small garbage has been smuggled out. The Syrian archaeologists worked extra hard to protect alot of the artifacts and stuff.

  • Leif Manson

    This story has been disproven on reddit. The scrolls were crude forgeries produced by a non-Hebrew speaker. The font of the writing was in modern Hebrew. When the scrolls are laid out it becomes clear that the lettering was copied from a defective computer program that laid out the characters of the Hebrew alphabet in left to right order. Certain Hebrew letters change their form at the end of a word, so these letters should only appear on the right side of the word, yet they appear on the left side. The end result is total gibberish that would fool no Hebrew literate person. Somebody got scammed.

  • Al_G_Funguy

    You can see Baphomet starting at 1:05