Syrian National Army forces carried out raids on al Sawamea IDP Camp in Akhtarin town in the northern suburbs of Aleppo governorate on February 26, 2021. SNHR has documented that two civilians, including a 14-year-old girl, from the same family, originally from al Qastel al Wastani village in east of Hama governorate, were arrested in the raid and taken to an undisclosed location.
SNHR notes that no other members of the detainees’ family were informed of their arrest or whereabouts, with their phones being confiscated, preventing them from contacting their other family members. SNHR fears that they will be subjected to torture and ultimately classified as forcibly ‘disappeared’, like approximately 85 percent of all detained persons in Syria.
We can confirm that at least 3,262 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in the Armed Opposition’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to the detainees’ wellbeing, given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.