Five women and a man abducted in occupied Afrin
Since the invasion of Afrin, war crimes have been systematically committed in the region. Almost every day, crimes such as the confiscation of property belonging to local people, kidnapping of civilians for ransom, torture or executions are carried out.
Local sources report that the Turkish-backed mercenaries have abducted six elderly civilians in Afrin city center on November 14th, Thursday. Five of those kidnapped are women.
The abducted civilians reported to be Xedîce Qere Ali, Emine Qere Ali, Heyat Qere Ali, Fedîla Mihemed, Fedîla Kerîko, Fedîle Seydo and Nuri Qere Ali.
While Fedîla Kerîko, Heyat Qere Ali and Nuri Qere Ali were released after being abducted, the fate of three other women is not known.
Turkish-backed al-Waqas mercenaries abducted two civilians, İbrahim Ebdo and Zekeriya Mihemed, in Afrin’s Shiye district on November 9.
The mercenaries have asked for 3 million Syrian Lira from the family of each kidnapped civilians to release them.
In the Kebashin village of the Sherawa district, the Turkish-backed Faylaq al-Sham mercenaries abducted civilians İsmail Cimo Heyder, Hisên Ebdo Mihemed, Xesan Lûeyî İso, Dahêr Silêman Ebid and Mihemed Ebdilqadir Hındî on November 12. Local sources say that the kidnapped civilians have been taken to a detention center in the Iskan village in Sherawa.
On November 12, Turkey’s mercenaries kidnapped civilian Ferhad Şêx Ebdî from his workplace in Afrin city center.
On the other hand, the so-called Sultan Murad gangs organised by the Turkish state have destroyed the Til Midewir Cemetery in Qeregul village in Bilbile district, and cut down all the trees in the area.
Afrin is under the occupation of the Turkish state and its mercenary allies for over a year now. The attacks of the Turkish state against Afrin began on 20 January 2018 and the invasion of the city was carried out on 18 March 2018. Since the invasion, war crimes have been systematically committed in the region. Almost every day, crimes such as the confiscation of property belonging to local people, kidnapping of civilians for ransom, torture or executions are carried out.
Thousands of people have been kidnapped in the occupied Afrin territory since the invasion began. Most of these civilians were subject to systematic torture and many were brutally executed.
According to Afrin Human Rights Organization, 167 men, 28 women and 32 children have been killed since the launch of Turkey’s invasion attacks against Afrin on 20 January 2018. A further 638 civilians were injured, of whom 87 are children. Afrin Human Rights Organization also documented over six thousand abductions, who again include children. The fate of 3,000 abducted civilians remains unknown.