Free Syrian Army exchanges captives with loyalist forces in Eastern Aleppo

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 2 مارس، 2018 7:11:53 م خبر عسكرياجتماعي معتقل

Aleppo, SMART

On Friday, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) exchanged captives with loyalist forces near the city of al-bab (38 kilometers east of Aleppo), Northern Syria.

The official in charge of the negotiation files of al-Muntasir Brigade, from the FSA, introduced himself as Sheikh Osama. He told SMART that loyalist forces had released ten women and a man  from al-Muntasir Brigade, altogether releasing nine loyalist members, which included six members of al-Shabiha.   

Sheikh Osama noted that the exchange of captives took place near Abu al-Zindin checkpoint in Eastern Aleppo. Sheikh Osama negotiated with a person authorised by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and known as Hisham Khazami. Khazami is Syrian and comes from Maarat al-Nu’man, Southern Idlib.

The exchange of captives came as a result of negotiations between Sheikh Osama (authorised by the commander of al-Muntasir Brigade, Firas Basha), and Khazami (on behalf of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards). The negotiations lasted over a month. Earlier, negotiations had taken place with loyalist forced but had failed, according to Sheikh Osama.

Sheikh Osama noted that the exchanged women are from Aleppo, Idlib, Damascus, and Homs, and have spent between two to three years in Syrian government prisons. Sheikh Osama confirmed that al -Muntasir Brigade received no money in for exchanging captives.

Earlier, Noureddin Zinki Movement exchanged captives with loyalist forces in Western Aleppo under inter-mediation of the Syrian Red Crescent. Al-Sham Corps of the FSA handed 15 injured people from Kafaria and al-Foua (9 kilometers north of Idlib) over to loyalist forces. From time to time the FSA exchanges captives with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Northern Aleppo under the inter-mediation of civilians.

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