Five more civilians abducted in Afrin
The inhumane practices of the Turkish forces and allied militias in Afrin have increased, especially in recent months.
Occupation forces continue abducting civilians in Afrin. More than 500 civilians have been kidnapped in the last two months and the aftermath of the majority of them remains unknown.
According to local sources, five civilians have been abducted in the village of Qestel Xidriya in Afrin’s Bilbile district on Wednesday.
The kidnapped civilians were identified as Abdullrehman Remedan (60), Semîr Bekir (30), Izet Hiso (65), Basil Hiso (25) and Welîd Mihemed Reşîd (25).
The inhumane practices of the Turkish forces and allied militias in Afrin have increased, especially in recent months. Bombing, kidnapping, torture and detention have become daily acts of the occupation forces. Since the beginning of July, several hundred people have been abducted. In the last twenty days of July alone, more than 300 people were abducted. The aftermath of many of them remains unknown.
Attacks of the Turkish state and its mercenary allies against the Afrin city and region began on 20 January 2018 and the invasion of the city by land was carried out on 18 March.
Since the invasion, war crimes have been systematically committed in the region. The demographic structure of the region is being changed and crimes such as seizure of local people's properties, kidnapping of civilians for ransom, torture or executions have been going on on a daily basis.