Syrian National Army forces carried out a raid on Mukhayam al Mal’ab neighborhood in Jarablos city in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo governorate on January 22, 2021. SNHR has documented that 11 civilians, from al Hola area in the northern suburbs of Homs governorate, were arrested in the raid and taken to an undisclosed location.
SNHR notes that none of the detained people’s family members were informed of their arrests, with their phones being confiscated, preventing them from contacting their families. SNHR fears that they will be subjected to torture and ultimately classified as forcibly ‘disappeared’ like approximately 85 percent of the individuals detained in Syria.
SNHR notes that about 3,262 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in the Armed opposition’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to their wellbeing given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.