Syrian families who escaped from territories that were invaded either by Daesh or the PKK's Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD) have migrated to areas liberated by the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) during Operation Euphrates Shield.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), 72-year-old Mustafa Ebu Muhammed, one of the immigrants who fled to Jarablus with his wife and 9-year-old son, said that he is tired of escaping the perils of war.
Stating that they initially had to flee to Tal Abyad after the Daesh occupation of Raqqa, Ebu Muhammed indicated that his family had to escape several more times because wherever they went, either Daesh or the Assad regime came after them.
The man said that his family finally settled in Jarablus, which is currently under the control of the opposition, adding that they found peace in doing so.
"Thank God we are safe here. We are comfortable and we don't have any problems. If we are happy now, that is because of Turkey," he said.
Fatma Halef, 60, also mentioned that she and her family faced very hard times because of Daesh prior to settling in Jarablus.
Halef stated that when she became ill the terrorist organization would not allow her to seek medical treatment.
"Daesh made me suffer so much. They tortured us regardless of our old age. We were so relieved when we left the Daesh-occupied areas," she said.
The woman added that her family was gravely concerned for their children's safety, fearing that the terrorist organization would forcefully recruit them.
She said that when they left the region they did not take any of their belongings with them and left everything behind.
"When we reached opposition-held areas, we finally felt safe," she said.
Ankara launched a cross-border campaign known as Operation Euphrates Shield on Aug. 24 of last year to secure Turkey's southern border.
The operation ended on March 29, as state officials announced that more than 2,000 square kilometers (770 square miles) of land in northern Syria had been liberated from Daesh and more than 2,500 terrorists had been killed.
More recently, officials added that some 100,000 refugees living in the Turkish province of Gaziantep are now expected to return to the liberated areas.
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