Arbitrary arrests | Military police arrest civilians in “Euphrates Shield” areas in Aleppo countryside
Aleppo province: Syrian Observatory activists have reported that members of a Military Police stationed at a checkpoint at the entrance to Azaz city arrested a resident of Palmyra in Homs countryside yesterday while on his way from Al-Bab to Azaz city, for unknown charges against him.
Moreover, a military police patrol arrested another civilian from Al-Bokamal city in Deir Ezzor countryside while he was in Al-Bab city for “broadcasting a video while passing in front of the patrol.”
SOHR documented the arbitrary arrest and kidnapping of 12 people in “Euphrates Shield” area and its surroundings in October. They are distributed as follows:
-Arbitrary arrests: 11 cases.
• Nine people were arrested by the military police in Al-Bab city for “belonging to ISIS.”
• Two persons were arrested by the military police in Azaz city while heading to the city from refugee camps on the city’s outskirts for unknown reasons.
-Kidnappings: One case: Members of Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic Movement in a white van kidnapped a civilian from Al-Bab city in order to collect a ransom for his release.