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Violations in Afrin | “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah” arrests woman and her son in Ma’batli, a few days after arresting her husband

Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources have confirmed that gunmen of the Turkish-backed “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah” have arrested three people, including a woman and her little son, in Ma’batli district in rural Afrin in north-western Aleppo, taking them to unknown destination. According to SOHR sources, the woman’s husband was arrested by members of the same faction a few days ago.

 

On December 26, SOHR activists said that the Turkish-backed “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiya” was detaining more than 20 people, including three women, from Ma’abatli district.

 

According to Syrian Observatory sources, the detainees are members of the Alawite community, and they were arrested following the assassination attempt on a leader of “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiya” in Ma’abtli district by detonation of an IED in his car, on December 18, which injured his companion.

 

On December 22, reliable sources informed SOHR that Turkish-backed factions launched a security campaign, arresting several men and women from Ma’batly district in rural Afrin, following the explosion of an IED in the vehicle of a commander of the Turkish-backed “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah” on December 18.

 

The factions released several of these people after investigations for hours. However, there are nearly 20 civilians are still detained. On the other hand, Turkish-backed factions arrested several residents from Hamatatu village in Afrin countryside for unknown reasons.

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