Three more civilians abducted in occupied Afrin

Human rights violations by Turkey's mercenary troops continue in occupied Afrin city.

The mercenary group “Suleyman Shah” which is affiliated with the occupant Turkish state, have abducted three civilians from the villafe of Kaxra in Afrin’s MAbata district.

The kidnapped civilians have been named as Hemo Mihemed Weqas, Ehmed Hesen Hebeş and Welîd Qaziqlî Mihemed.

In Afrin and the other Turkish occupied zones in northern Syria there are daily attacks and abductions by the jihadist groups.

Afrin is under the occupation of the Turkish state and its mercenary allies for over a year now. The attacks of the Turkish state against Afrin began on 20 January 2018 and the invasion of the city was carried out on 18 March 2018. Since the invasion, war crimes have been systematically committed in the region. Almost every day, crimes such as the confiscation of property belonging to local people, kidnapping of civilians for ransom, torture or executions are carried out.

Thousands of people have been kidnapped in the occupied Afrin territory since the invasion began. Most of these civilians were subject to systematic torture and many were brutally executed.

According to Afrin Human Rights Organization figures announced in mid November, 167 men, 28 women and 32 children have been killed since the launch of Turkey’s invasion attacks against Afrin on 20 January 2018. A further 638 civilians were injured, of whom 87 are children. Afrin Human Rights Organization also documented over six thousand abductions, who again include children. The fate of 3,000 abducted civilians remains unknown.