The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Afrin countryside | Gunmen of “Suleiman Shah Brigade” arrest child from Sheikh Hadid area

Aleppo Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

SOHR activists have reported that gunmen from the Turkish-backed “Suleiman Shah” faction arrested a 16-year-old girl after raiding her family’s house in the village of Hajj Bilal in Sheikh Hadid district in rural Afrin, north-west of Aleppo, without knowing the reasons and motives for the arrest.

On January 18, reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory that members of the Ankara-backed “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiya” arrested, in the last few days, two civilians from the village of Hassa, which belongs to Ma’abatli area in Afrin countryside, one of whom is an elderly man, and took them to the factions’ prisons in the area.

Meanwhile, Turkish-backed factions have been detaining a family of four people, including a minor, for about a month.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, the Turkish-backed al-Hamza Division faction arrested the family members from their home in al-Mahmoudiyah neighbourhood in Afrin in early December and handed them over to the “military police”, without knowing the charges against the family members, while uncertainty surrounds their fate.

Moreover, SOHR sources have reported that “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiya” still detaining a family consisting of a man, his wife and their child for unknown reasons to date.

On December 30, SOHR sources confirmed that gunmen of the Turkish-backed “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah” 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.