Known for its domination on crossings used for smuggling in Aleppo | Family holds women and children, asking their relatives for ransoms • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Known for its domination on crossings used for smuggling in Aleppo | Family holds women and children, asking their relatives for ransoms

Local sources have informed SOHR that an influential family in Awn Al-Dadat area is holding several people, including women and children, asking their relatives for large ransoms.

 

The sources have confirmed that the family is holding five women, six children and two young males in a tent in Awn Al-Dadat area in west Aleppo countryside, asking the relatives of the kidnapped to pay 5,000 USD in return for releasing them.

 

It is worth noting that the family is from Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs, and they had left regime-held areas due to the dire living conditions and moved to areas controlled by Turkish forces and their proxies. According to SOHR sources, this family controls Awn Al-Dadat village and dominates crossings used for smuggling between Manbij city which is under the control of “Manbij Military Council” and Jarabulus city which is under the control of Turkish-backed factions. According to local sources, the members of this family make a career of smuggling weapons, cars, and narcotics.

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