Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
Turkish-backed factions operating in Afrin and countryside in north-west Aleppo continue their arbitrary arrests against the area’s residents who refused to be displaced, as part of the ongoing violations against them. Members of Turkish-backed “Northern Brigade” faction arrested three civilians from Abraz village in rural Afrin, and were taken to an unknown destination. No details on the reasons and motives for the arrest are available yet.
On March 23, reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory that Ankara-backed factions arrested and kidnapped eight civilians in Bulbul and Ma’abatli districts of rural Afrin and the industrial zone of Afrin city, on charges and various pretexts such as “communicating with Kurdish units and fighting in its ranks”. The kidnapped were taken to unknown destination.