To collect ransoms | Al-Hamza Division arbitrarily arrests six civilians in Afrin • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

To collect ransoms | Al-Hamza Division arbitrarily arrests six civilians in Afrin

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have monitored the continuation of security chaos and arbitrary arrests daily within areas held by Turkish forces and their proxies in “Olive Branch” areas.

On the same context, members of “Al-Hamza Division” faction, which controls Darkarih village in Ma’batly district in Afrin countryside, arbitrarily arrests seven civilians with most of them being elders during the past few days, to collect 1,500 Turkish Liras as ransoms from their families. Meanwhile, one of the detainees was released after his family paid the required ransom, while the fate of the other detainees remains unknown.

This comes in light of the harassment and violation by the “National Army” against native residents of the area, to displace the remainder of them.

On September 15, SOHR activists reported that a joint patrol between the Civil Police and the Turkish Intelligence executed a wide-range raiding and arresting campaign against residents of Jinderes and Ma’batly dristricts in Afrin countryside north western of Aleppo on September 13, where over 12 civilians including a woman for “dealing with the former Autonomous Administration.”
Moreover, Al-Sham Legion arrested three civilians in Borj Haidar and Fafirten in Shirawa district in Afrin countryside, including a civilian displaced from Qabtan Al-Jabal village on September 12. However, the charges pressed against him haven’t been revealed.
In Al-Mazraa village in Shiran district in Afrin countryside, members of Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyah faction arrested a civilian for “dealing with the Kurdish forces and smuggling explosives to Afrin city.”