Unknown assailants kidnap Head of Red Crescent branch in Idlib

تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 18 فبراير، 2018 2:25:25 م خبر عسكرياجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني الخطف

Idlib - SMART

On Sunday, unknown assailants kidnapped Muhammad Wati, Head of the Red Crescent branch in Idlib, on the road between the city of Ariha and the town of Mastuma, while he was returning from Latakia countryside towards the city of Selqin.

Yusuf, an administrative officer in the Red Crescent branch in Idlib, told SMART that the kidnapping occurred at 1pm on Sunday afternoon. The head of the organization branch was lost between the city of Ariha and the town of Mastuma, while he was returning from the countryside of Latakia towards the city of Selqin in rural Idlib.

Yusuf explained that they informed the security forces of the Salvation Government in the city of Idlib immediately after finding out about the incident. The security forces will investigate. He also added that they do not accuse any party or faction in the region.

Yusuf emphasized the bad security situation in Idlib, and the recent increase of kidnappings in the province. He also pointed out that the Red Crescent has experienced similar incidents several times before. Seven cars belonging to the organization have been stolen since the expulsion of the loyalist forces from Idlib in March 2015.

Three Syrian Interim Government officials have been kidnapped in the governorate of Idlib. They are the Head of Education Directorate, Yusuf al-Hamad, the Head of the Secondary Education Department, Faisal al-Qadi and the Director of Aleppo's education, Ramez Korg. They were subsequently released, the identity of their kidnappers unknown.

Kidnapping is common in Syria, some cases linked to ransom, and others linked to political and military differences between several parties.

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