SNA arrests multiple civilians in northern Aleppo governorate, January 4, 2023

On January 4, 2023, Syrian National Army’s (SNA) Military Security arrested eight civilians, including one woman and three children, in a raid and arrest campaign in Midan Akbs village, administratively affiliated with Afrin city in the northern suburbs of Aleppo governorate. They were taken to an SNA detention center.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights notes that their phones were seized following their arrest and they have not been allowed to contact their families. SNHR is concerned that they may be subjected to torture in detention and may go on to become yet another enforced disappearance case, with 85% of all those detained falling into this category.

We call for the provision of reparations for the victims and their families, both materially and morally, and call on all parties to put an end to all arbitrary detentions whose only purpose is to spread mass fear and extort people. We also call for the fate of the thousands of persons forcibly disappeared by the all armed opposition factions/SNA forces

SNA arrests multiple civilians in northern Aleppo governorate, January 4, 2023