Kurdish civilians detained, property damaged by Islamists in Ain al-Arous




ARA News

Ain al-Arous, Tel Abyad, Syria − The town of Ain al-Arous (3 km south of Tel Abyad) has been stormed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) group and other armed Islamist groups that receive their command from the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

On Saturday, houses of Kurdish residents in Ain al-Arous were targeted by the Islamist fighters, and dozens of civilians were reportedly detained. 

An activist from  Ain al-Arous told ARA News that these groups led by the ISIS stormed the homes of Kurds in the town, ordered Kurdish families to either pay tribute of 500.000 SP (about 4000 USD) or leave the city.

In a linked context, one of the offices of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Tel Abyad −referred to as Mala Gel (people’s house)− reported that Islamists began stealing diesel engines (water pumps) from the Kurdish neighbourhoods after forcing families to leave the suburbs of Tel Abyad.

According to a source from Tel Fender village, south of Tel Abyad, the number of engines stolen from the village has reached 52 engines till now, while the furniture of several houses has been destroyed by fighters of the ISIS and their followers in the village.


Report by: Ridwan Bizar

Source: ARA News


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