Afrin… A merchant was kidnapped with his car loaded with oil cans in Rajo town in Afrin countryside

Afrin… A merchant was kidnapped with his car loaded with oil cans in Rajo town in Afrin countryside

Nov 27 2023

ARK News… Violations continue in Afrin, Syrian Kurdistan, against Kurdish civilians, as a merchant was kidnapped with his car loaded with oil containers in the Rajo town, and gunmen also raided the village of Shingele in the town with the aim of arresting them.

An informed source from the region said: “On the 23rd of this month, Faylaq Al-Sham kidnapped the oil trader Munzer Bilal Brimo and his assistant, Jiwan Nidal, as they were leaving the Jamal Hafez press and heading to the center of Rajo town. A car loaded with olive oil was also stolen from the olive press, and their fate is still unknown.”

He continued, “On the 21st of this month, the military police of the Rajo town, accompanied by Al-Hamzat gunmen, raided the village of Shingele at night in a spooky manner. They raided the house of Shawkat Rashid Atash, 47 years old, and his son Rashid, 22 years old, and brutally tortured and beat them in front of the family. In addition to harvesting his olive crop (400 trees belong to him)

He explained, "They also raided the house of his cousin (Shaukat), Khalil Muhammad Atash and Jamil Atash, and seized his house after the owners of the house fled, on charges of human smuggling."

The source confirmed, “The villages of Shingele and Peniraka are almost devoid of young men due to their pursuit by the military police and armed factions.”

Civilians in Afrin and its countryside are groaning from the continuous violations, phenomena and armed factions, and the large number of arbitrary arrests without arrest warrants. Such cases are often repeated in the villages and towns of the city of Afrin, amid demands for the necessity of ending armed manifestations within populated areas. Activists confirm that the reason for most of the arrests is flimsy and their goal is to obtain a financial ransom.

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