One civilian killed, another kidnapped in occupied Afrin
Afrin has been occupied by Turkey since March 2018. Kidnappings are a common source of income for the Islamist mercenaries of the Turkish state.
Turkish occupation forces and allied jihadists continue their inhumane attacks against civilians in the occupied Afrin region.
Afrin Human Rights Organisation reports that the occupation forces have most recently targeted a civilian by the name of Mihemed. The man who came from the Bilbile district and moved to the Jindires district after Turkish occupation, was abducted by the Turkish-affiliated mercenary group Jabhat al-Shamiya on August 30. He was subject to heavy torture and suffered worsening health condition before he was finally released from custody. He was then taken under treatment in Jindires but lost his life as a result of critical wounds.
On the other hand, gangs from the Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sharqiya group kidnapped 58-year-old Murad Reşîd Mihemed on August 31. The man, from the village of Yalanqoz in Jindires district, was abducted while travelling to Azaz. His money and belongings were also seized and his aftermath remains unknown.
Afrin human rights organisation added that Murad Reşîd Mihemed’s son had also been kidnapped by the mercenaries a while ago and was released in return for ransom.
On August 24, the invaders stormed the house of a civilian by the name of Abdulah Hisên Mistefa who was then tortured and had his money seized.
On August 19, 14-year-old Selwa Ehmed Şaşo from Dargire village of Mabata was kidnapped in Afrin.
Mihemed Nûrî Şêxo (50) and Abdurehman Nûrî Şêxo (45) from the same village were also abducted on August 18.
Mihemed Qere Bin Mamedî from the village of Xilnere in Shiye district was abducted on August 13 and his aftermath remains unknown since.
On August 8, occupation forces kidnapped Hisên Abdurehman Osman (68), Izet Mihemed Osman (58), Xelîl Izet Osman (23), Mistefa Elûş (46), Osman Mihemed Reşo (65) and Ferîde Ebdo (35) from the Çolaqa village in Jindires district.
Civilian Rocan Hisên (28) who was abducted from the village a month ago, has also been missing since.
Afrin has been occupied by Turkey since March 2018. Kidnappings are a common source of income for the Islamist mercenaries of the Turkish state. Since the beginning of the occupation of Afrin, human rights violations and war crimes have been on the agenda in what was once the safest region of all Syria. In addition to a classic colonial policy, Turkey continues to practice a policy of ethnic cleansing, which has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their ancestral settlements. The demographic change in favour of Turkey and its Islamist invasion forces, crimes such as kidnapping, torture, extortion and murder are happening with the de facto approval of the international community of states.