Two more civilians kidnapped in Turkish-occupied Afrin

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

38-year-old Ebdo Murad Reşo from the village of Omo in Afrin’s Mabata district, was kidnapped by the Turkish-backed gangs at a checkpoint near Afrin. According to reports, the man was on his way to Azaz to meet family needs. This is the second time he has been kidnapped by the occupation forces.

On the other hand, 14-year-old Hisên Şaban was kidnapped by the invaders from the village of Badina in the Rajo district.

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.