Is­lamic Ji­hadists Kid­nap 170 Kur­dish Peo­ple in Syria

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - H.G. Has­san

In Afrin in Syr­ian Kur­dis­tan (ISIS), one hun­dred and sev­enty Kur­dish civil­ians--in­clud­ing women and chil­dren-were kid­napped and held hostage by a group of Al-Qaeda men on 13 De­cem­ber 2013.

Ac­cord­ing to the ANHA news agency, a fleet of ve­hi­cles car­ry­ing armed men am­bushed the vil­lage at around 4:30 am.

The en­tire vil­lage was as­sem­bled in the square where the men pro­ceeded to tor­ture the head of the vil­lage along with his fam­ily. Af­ter­wards, they plun­dered the houses and took 170 vil­lagers hostage. In all, 112 ve­hi­cles were stolen along with food sup­plies.

Ac­cord­ing to Fi­rat News, in­for­ma­tion is cir­cu­lat­ing in the area that the hostages were later re­leased in the vil­lages of Çawiş, Elo, Rustem, Bi­rawi, Bi­r­imo and Sixnê.

This is not the first time the ISIS group have struck. Sim­i­lar events took place on 4 De­cem­ber, al­though only 50 Kurds were kid­napped on this oc­ca­sion.

The tor­ture and kid­nap­ping of Syr­ian Kurds fol­low­ing at­tacks by armed ISIS men is slowly but surely in­spir­ing fear in the hearts of many.

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