Over 2,600 people were kidnapped by Islamist groups in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin during the past 12 months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
A report by the London-based monitoring group said the fate of more than 1000 abductees in Afrin remains unknown after months, adding that the militiamen of
Several reports previously said that the Turkey-backed Islamist groups often kidnap civilians arbitrarily to ask for ransom from their families.
Earlier this week, a human rights watchdog in Arfin said 29 civilians were abducted on Friday and Saturday in central Afrin and villages of Alkana and Khalil
Last year, Afrin came under a massive military offensive known as “Olive Branch Operation” by the Turkish army and its Syrian rebel allies. Since then, the Kurdish people have been exposed to violations.