Three civilians kidnapped in Jindires, Afrin

The Turkish forces and mercenary groups under Turkish control continue targeting civilians in the occupied regions in North and East Syria.

Local sources report that the paramilitary criminal network “Military Police” founded by the Turkish state in occupied territories of northern Syria have kidnapped three civilians from the village of Keferserfê in Afrin’s Jindires district.

Reports say that the occupation forces have asked for ransom from the families of the civilians they abducted.

While the three civilians were identified as Almaz Hac Ebid, Ehmed Hesen Mamed and Mihemed Hesen Mamed, their aftermath is unknown.

According to reports, Mihemed Hesen Mamed had been kidnapped by the invaders three times before, and released in return for ransom.

The Turkish state, with a soldiery of jihadists and right-wing extremists, established a regime of terror over Afrin, which they occupied in March 2018. Kidnapping, looting, ransomware, and displacement have been the order of the day ever since. In the past two months alone, more than 300 abductions have been recorded in Afrin, and 25 of those abducted were women. At least six civilians were killed.

For the period between July 29 and August 23, the Afrin Human Rights Organization registered 101 abductions. 17 of the abductees were women. In addition, three minors were among those abducted. Often the abductees are taken to torture chambers run by mercenaries or the MIT and released after paying ransoms. However, abductees are repeatedly tortured to death and their bodies dumped in fields or other places. This creates a climate of terror and drives the Kurdish population away.