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Aleppo residents find body of humanitarian organization official in western Aleppo

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Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2019/01/05 21:35

Aleppo - SMART

On Saturday, Aleppo residents found the dead body of Hamdo al-Omar, the logistics manager of the People in Need Organization near the city of Atarib, west of Aleppo, Northern Syria. Al-Omar was shot and killed 25 days after his abduction.

Activists reported that local residents found al-Omar on the city's perimeter and transported him to the Atarib Hospital before delivering him to his family in the town of al-Habit in the Idlib governorate.

On social media, activists published the photo of al-Omar's dead body, saying that he was killed hours earlier.

On December 11, 2018, activists accused the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) of abducting al-Omar near the town of Sarmada in northern Idlib. The People in Need branch manager, Mazen Shahin, said that they lost connection with al-Omar when he was in an area outside Salvation Government control. The Salvation Government operates in HTS-controlled areas. Shahin added that they did not receive notice of al-Omar's abduction and death.

Since early 2018, unknown parties have performed several robberies, kidnappings, and explosions in the Idlib governorate, and security remains low. Most of the incidents targeted fighters and commanders of the Free Syrian Army and Islamist battalions, killing and injuring dozens of them as well as civilians.