Trying to sneak into Turkey | Turkish-backed factions kidnap civilian in Aleppo • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Trying to sneak into Turkey | Turkish-backed factions kidnap civilian in Aleppo

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that Turkish-backed factions have brutally beaten a young man from Dirbasiyah city northern of Al-Hasakah, where he was stopped in Manbij area after he passed “Euphrates Shield” areas via smugglers to sneak into Turkey, meanwhile the members of the Turkish-backed factions communicated with the young man’s parents and demanded his identity and the family book, before cutting off contact with them.

Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyah faction, that controls A’zaz city in the northern Aleppo countryside, kidnapped a civilian of A’zaz city on May 17, and demanded his parents to pay ransoms to release him.
It is worth noting that the civilian was taken to a prison of Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyah faction located near Sajo camp.
SOHR activists documented three similar kidnap cases in “Euphrates Shield” area, which are:
– First incident: A member close to Al-Hamza Division abducted a child, brutally tortured him, filmed a video and sent it to the child’s relatives, threatening to kill the child if his family filed a complaint against him.
– Second incidnet: Gunmen abducted a young man in the area between Jarabulus and Al-Bab city, while he was returning from his workplace at a jewellery store in Jarabulus city.
– Third incident: A young Kurdish woman from Raju district was abducted by gunmen while she was on her way to Azaz to enter Turkish territory via routes used for smuggling.

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