Islamic Jihadists Kidnap 170 Kurdish People in Syria
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.