Criminal prisoners riot in military prison in Northern Aleppo

Editing Abd Allah Al Darwesh | Translation Glory Jabr | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: December 18, 2018, 10:57:21 PM wire MILITARY Secret Service

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On Tuesday, a group of prisoners accused of criminal offenses rioted in the military police prison of the Syrian Interim Government in the city of Azaz near Aleppo, Northern Syria.

Local sources reported that one of the prisoners is from the al-Waki family and another is from the al-Hari family from the city of al-Bab, Eastern Aleppo. The two prisoners are accused of theft, kidnapping and extortion. The National Army arrested them during its campaign against corruption in the regions gained during the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations, according to the sources.

The sources added that about 30 members of the al-Waki ​​and al-Hari families blocked roads, set fire to rubber tires and opened fire indiscriminately in al-Bab to put pressure on the military police to release the prisoners. The sources stated that the prisoners asked their relatives to protest in a sit-in and block the roads.

The military police communications officialt reported that the prisoners riot almost daily, and that they will issue an official statement about the incident.

In late November 2018, the National Army of the Free Syrian Army announced the end of the security operation it launched on Nov. 18 in all cities and towns of Northern Aleppo. The National Army arrested about 150 wanted persons, while 15 people escaped arrest.

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Editing Abd Allah Al Darwesh | Translation Glory Jabr | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: December 18, 2018, 10:57:21 PM wire MILITARY Secret Service
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