المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After paying ransom of some 130 million SYL | Gang releases child kidnapped a year ago in Daraa

Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that a kidnapping gang released a child yesterday, after his family paid a ransom of an estimated 130 million Syrian liras. It is worth noting that the child was kidnapped a year ago by unknown gunmen, while he was returning from school in Jasim town in northern Daraa in the south Syria region.

 

At that time, the kidnappers asked for 200 million SYL in return for releasing the child. However, the child’s family negotiated with the kidnappers until they agreed in the recent days to pay only 130 million SYL.

 

On September 24, reliable sources informed SOHR that “Sheikh Al-Karama” forces operating in Al-Suwaidaa province stormed the den of the gang that kidnapped a little girl nearly 10 days earlier, while she was on her way home from school in Ain Tarma town in eastern Ghouta, Rif Dimashq.

 

According to SOHR sources, “Sheikh Al-Karama” forces managed to recognize the identities of kidnappers, after regime security services tracked a phone call by the kidnappers with the girl’s family, during which the kidnappers asked the family to pay a ransom of an estimated 50,000 USD in return for her release.

 

It worth noting that regime security services only pinpointed the kidnapping gang’s place, then the girl’s family informed “Sheikh Al-Karama” forces who stormed the gang’s den in Qanawat village in Al-Suwaidaa countryside. “Sheikh Al-Karama” forces managed to arrest two of the gang’s members before they freed the girl.

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