To collect ransoms | Corps affiliated to Turkish Intelligence arrest seven civilians in Afrin countryside • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

To collect ransoms | Corps affiliated to Turkish Intelligence arrest seven civilians in Afrin countryside

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that a patrol of Al-Sham Corps which is affiliated to the Turkish Intelligence, arrested two civilians from Fafertin village in Shirawa district on December 9, where they took the civilians to the security headquarters and demanded their relatives pay ransoms of 2,500 Turkish Liras in return for their release.

On December 8, a joint patrol of the Political Security and Al-Sham Corps which is affiliated to the Turkish Intelligence, arrested five civilians from Ghazawya village in Jinderes district on charges of “applying to the compulsory service during the control of the Autonomous Administration over Afrin city”, where they took the civilians to Afrin city and demanded their relatives to pay ransoms for their release and to strike settlements.

Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that Al-Hamzah Division imposed of levy of an estimated 5,000 US dollars on a person from Al-Basoutah village by force and threatened to kill him if he did not pay the levy. His family paid the money after spending five days for collecting it.
On the other hand, Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah militants in Afrin arrested a person from Al-Omiraat tribe in the past week and took him to the faction security headquarters for unknown crime. The man had been arrested and released several times by the same faction that also confiscated his house and farm.
On December 9, SOHR activists reported that Turkish forces stationed at security checkpoints at the entrances to Afrin city arrested two civilians from Ashkan Gharbi on 3 December for unknown reasons, as the forces took him to an unknown destination.

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