Islamic State releases new group of kidnapped Kurdish civilians


ARA News

Suruc, Turkey – The Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) released on Friday night a number of detainees, mostly civilians, from the embattled city of Kobane (Ain al-Arab) and its suburbs in the province of Aleppo, northern Syria, after detention for more than a year.

In a phone call with ARA News, Muhammad Attar, brother of one of the released, confirmed that IS militants released a group of Kobane residents, who were kidnapped in different places in northern Syria, including Manbij and Raqqa.

“A number of the freed people are now on their way to join their families in Turkey,” Attar said.

Family members of the previously kidnapped civilians mentioned to ARA News that among the released were Dalil al-Sagheer, Muslim al-Sagheer, and Mustafa Muhammad (from Debirk) as well as Rizan Omar Daban, Omar Juma Daban, Arif Ali, Ismail Ibrahim, Adnan Ibrahim, Mustafa Kino and Abdo Kino (from Sheikh Joban).

In addition to Marwan Ahmed (from Alishar area), Mahmoud Ahmed Majid (from Kobane), Mohammed Abdu (from Sharran), Sheikh Ali (from Kobane), Abdullah Ali Attar ( Kobane), Mohammed Juma (from Cham Harran). 

IS radicals released earlier all of Kobane’s students, who were abducted along with a group of workers from Kobane in the area of Tel Abyad (Gire Spi) in Raqqa, while traveling to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. 

Noteworthy, hundreds of Kobane’s residents are still being held by Islamic State group. 


Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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