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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Al-Raqqah | Turkish-backed factions in Tal Abyad arrest two girls from Al-Hasakah

Reliable sources have informed SOHR that militiamen of the Turkish-backed “National Army” arrested two girls in “Peace Spring” areas, after crossing from Al-Hasakah city to Al-Raqqah countryside on their way to Turkey. The girls were arrested in Tal Abyad in Al-Raqqah countryside and taken to an unknown destination.

 

Yesterday, SOHR activists said that members of the Turkish-backed factions opened fire on civilians in Alouk village in Ras al-Ain countryside in the “Peace Spring” areas in Al-Hasakah countryside, during a dispute over the theft of a motorcycle. A civilian sustained serious injured during the armed fight, and he was taken later to Ras Al Ain hospital.

 

On the other hand, Turkish-backed factions continued to impose levies on civilians passing through their checkpoints. Observatory sources said that the checkpoint of the arc of Tal Half town, which belongs to al-Hamza Division, imposed illegal levies of up to 3,000 Syrian pounds on cars and motorcycles passing to and from Ras al-Ain city.

 

The faction’s members also threatened passers-by to shoot and imprison them for dealing with SDF in order to force them to pay.

 

It is worth nothing that Al-Dardiri group was stationed at Tel Halaf checkpoint at the entrance to Ras al-Ain.

 

On September 16, Observatory activists monitored Turkish-backed factions imposing a levy of some 2,000 Syrian pounds on residents, as they crossed the checkpoints affiliated to these factions in Tel Khanzir and Khirbet Banat, in addition to arresting civilians from these villages.

 

Meanwhile, Turkish-backed “Al-Hamza Division” released a civilian who had been arrested a few days earlier from the area of Arbaeen near the village of Kozliya in Ras al-Ain countryside in “Peace Spring” areas, after his relatives paid a ransom of $2,000. The civilian was brutally beaten and tortured in Al-Hamza Division’s prison for “dealing previously with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) during SDF control of these areas”.

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