The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish-backed factions’ violations | Militiamen kidnap a girl with special needs in Afrin

Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable sources have told SOHR that Turkish-backed militiamen have kidnapped a girl with special needs, a deaf girl, in Jendires district in Afrin countryside in north-western Aleppo, after they sneaked to the girl’s house at night, through the roof. While the reasons behind the kidnapping of this girl remained unknown.


On January 20, SOHR activists reported that gunmen from the Turkish-backed “Suleiman Shah” faction arrested a 16-year-old girl after storming 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 behind this arrest.


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