FSA commander threatens activist Bilal Saryool’s family after kidnapping and torturing Saryool

اعداد ميس نور الدين | تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 15 نوفمبر، 2018 1:44:57 م خبر عسكرياجتماعي الجيش السوري الحر

Aleppo - SMART

On Thursday, abu al-Laith, a commander in the Sultan Murad Division of the Free Syrian Army, threatened the family of the activist Bilal Saryool, saying that he will kill them unless the family declares that Abu al-Laith is innocent of Saryool's kidnapping and torturing in the Afrin area in Aleppo, Northern Syria.

Bilal Saryool’s brother Raed said that on Wednesday, Abu al-Laith stormed the pharmacy of an eyewitness of Saryool’s kidnapping and asked the owner to deliver the death threats to Saryool’s family. Raed added that Abu al-Laith demanded the family to issue a statement within 24 hours to declare Abu al-Laith’s innocence.

Raed added that the threats included all his family, including the women and children. Raed noted that commanders of the factions failed to stop Abu al-Laith, and that Saryool’s family are also unable to stop him, because they have no way to protect themselves.”

Raed emphasized that Ahmad Faheem, another commander in the Sultan Murad Division, dealt with Saryool’s kidnapping in a tactful and respectful manner. Raed decried blaming the Sultan Murad command for Saryool’s kidnapping, and thanked them for their early cooperation.

After he arrived in Turkey, Saryool noted that he was not sure whether the man who detained him, Abu al-Laith, really belongs to the Sultan Murad Division. Saryool added, “This man is of a bad reputation and has committed encroachment on civilians (...) On  the contrary, the Sultan Murad leadership helped in my release.”

On Sunday night, Saryool came home bearing obvious signs of torture. The Journalists Syndicate in Eastern Ghouta stated that Sultan Murad Division fighters kidnapped Saryool by force and kept his location secret.

The 23-year-old Saryool comes from Eastern Ghouta and was injured during the recent Syrian government forces campaign in the area. Saryool left for Northern Syria with forcibly displaced people after he refused to reconcile with the Syrian government. Saryool settled and worked in Afrin until his detention.

Thefts and kidnappings are common in areas outside Syrian government control in Northern and Western Syria. The gangs demand ransoms before releasing abductees. Opposition fighters also committed violations against civilians, medical staff, humanitarian workers, and activists.

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اعداد ميس نور الدين | تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 15 نوفمبر، 2018 1:44:57 م خبر عسكرياجتماعي الجيش السوري الحر
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