المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Kidnapped days ago by ISIS | Uncertainty surrounds the fate of nearly 15 police officers and regime collaborators

The fate of the abductees by the Islamic State remains unknown after being kidnapped six days ago in the eastern countryside of Hama. No information has been reported yet on the fate of 13 police officers and collaborators with the regime’s security services, who were kidnapped by the group on the 6th of this month in a surprise attack on the area of Aqirbat.

ISIS may have executed the abductees, or kept them captive for later negotiations.

On April 7, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained new details about ISIS’ surprise attack in Aqirbat area in eastern Hama countryside in the Syrian desert.

SOHR sources reported that the missing, numbering about 40 people, were kidnapped by the group. The total number of those kidnapped by the Islamic State from the Zweineh area on Tuesday, has reached 59 people, including police officers, collaborators with the regime’s security services and civilians.

Syrian Observatory sources added that the group released 46 people, while 13 police officers and collaborators with the regime’s security services are still detained.

A local member of the security services was also killed in injuries he sustained, after being shot by ISIS members, amid reports of more fatalities among police members and local gunmen.

It is worth noting that yesterday’s operation was the largest kidnapping ever since ISIS activities escalated in the Syrian desert.

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