Over 20 civilians abducted in occupied Afrin in two days

The inhumane practices of the Turkish forces and allied militias in Afrin continue increasingly.

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, 20 more civilians have been abducted Afrin in the last two days. While the aftermath of the kidnapped residents is not known, relatives are concerned over their safety of life.

Names of some of those kidnapped are: Elî Hesen, Xelîl Mihemed, Elî Çelqî, Sefwan Osman, Neçirvan Heydo, Rokan Misto, Elî İbrahim, Ednan Cencî and Osman İbrahim.

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. During the last two months alone, five hundred people have been abducted by the invaders. 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.